West Shore RCMP have issued a call for caution to pedestrians in the wake of the death of a 90-year-old woman.
RCMP, fire and ambulance responded to reports of a possible vehicle collision with the nonagenarian pedestrian on Island Hwy at Wilfert Rd in View Royal at around 6:15 p.m. on February 5th.
On arrival, they found no evidence of a vehicle collision, but the woman had suffered injuries from falling and a vehicle had swerved to avoid hitting her after her fall.
The woman was transported to Victoria General Hospital where she unfortunately died from her injuries.
Two days later, on the morning of February 7th, emergency crews responded to reports of a collision.
This time, a pedestrian was indeed struck by a vehicle at a marked crosswalk located at Jenkins Ave and Merchant Way in Langford.
The victim suffered injuries but is expected to make a full recovery. For this incident, police are considering potential charges under the BC Motor Vehicle Act.
In the wake of these incidents, authorities are seeking dash cam footage from anyone who may have witnessed either case. Those who have videos are requested to ask for the Municipal Traffic Section after calling West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.
Police have also issued a call for caution given the recent heavy rainfall leading to poor conditions on the road.
“With the recent inclement weather we would like to remind motorists to obey posted speed limits and take extra precautions when approaching and travelling through any intersection,” said Cst. Jonathan McKinney in a statement.
“A yellow light should indicate to drivers that a stop should be made unless it is unsafe to do so. Look for and make eye contact with pedestrians at cross walks and intersections.”