Pedestrian hit Saturday Morning (Nov. 25) at corner of Oak Bay Avenue and St. Patrick Street. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Pedestrian struck in Oak Bay

Almost two times more pedestrians are injured in crashes from Nov. to Jan. than the rest of the year

A pedestrian in Oak Bay was struck by a vehicle on Saturday morning (Nov. 25) as she crossed St. Patrick Street at Oak Bay Avenue. The vehicle was turning onto Oak Bay Avenue when the accident occurred.

The pedestrian was taking to hospital with what was believed at the time to be a possible broken hip; however, she has since been released from the hospital.

The driver was issued a violation ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian.

It is possible that the roof pillar on the vehicle contributed to the accident, obscuring the driver’s view.

“One really has to take their time at a stop sign and look around their roof pillar to ensure that it is clear before they proceed,” says Oak Bay Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties.

People being careless about operating their vehicles – not coming to a complete stop or driving fast on narrow roads – is an ongoing concern for both pedestrians and emergency responders.

“It is complacency that can lead to tragedies,” says Bernoties.

ICBC launched a Pedestrian Safety Campaign last month to highlight the fact that almost two times more pedestrians are injured in crashes from November to January than the rest of the year, due to weather changes and the decrease in daylight hours.


 

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On average, 2,400 pedestrians are injured and 58 are killed in crashes every year in B.C. (photo: ICBC Handout)

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