VicPD have released dramatic dashcam footage showing the moment a pedestrian was struck while crossing a downtown Victoria intersection this morning.
The incident occurred just after 9 a.m. Thursday, December 30th at the intersection of Bay and Blanshard Streets.
In the video, a young woman can be seen walking across Blanshard Street when a grey or silver MINI Countryman SUV travelling northbound failed to stop for the red light when she was struck.
The driver of the vehicle made no attempt to stop and continued through the intersection, narrowly avoiding additional collisions with other vehicles.
The woman, who was thrown in the air, managed to get up and make her way to the side of the road before collapsing. Nearby witnesses, including motorists at the scene, rendered aid to the woman until emergency crews arrived.
Kimberlyn Slattery, the woman hit by the car, took to social media Thursday afternoon saying that she was recovering at home.
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Slattery was transported to hospital by paramedics with non-life threatening injuries.
“Luckily there were no major injuries and I’ll hopefully just be sore for a while,” Slattery wrote in her Facebook message.
“Thank you to the first responders and the people that stopped to help me! Please everyone be careful out there, and please please wipe all the snow off your cars and slow down.”
The vehicle involved is described as a late model, silver or grey MINI Countryman. This vehicle may have damage to the right front hood and bumper area.
Investigators are also looking to speak with the driver of the white Tesla Model Y as they may have more info about the incident.
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We're looking for the driver of a grey or silver MINI Countryman after a hit and run at Bay & Blanshard just after 9 a.m. this morning that sent a young woman to hospital. Video of the crash is below. Discretion is advised. #yyjtraffic pic.twitter.com/ysGzb0nrHd
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) December 30, 2021
If you are the driver of the vehicle involved, have footage of the collision, or have information about the incident and have yet to speak with investigators, call VicPD at (250) 995-7654.
To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.