PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Since the sun went down Monday, police have attended two vehicle collisions involving pedestrians in our community…
Just after 7:00 PM on Monday January 21, 2019, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Carney Street in Prince George.
Emergency services including the Prince George RCMP arrived on scene shortly after. Initial indications were that a vehicle collided with a single pedestrian. The driver and witnesses remained on scene.
Investigators believe that an elderly pedestrian with a walker was crossing Carney Street, but did not make it to the other side before the light changed. The adult male driver of a full sized sedan proceeded through the fresh green light on Carney Street. The driver did not immediately see the pedestrian who was wearing dark clothing. The driver swerved to avoid the pedestrian, but struck the elderly female with the vehicle’s side mirror.
The women was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. No charges were laid against the driver.
At approximately 12:30 AM on the morning of Tuesday January 22nd, 2019, the Prince George RCMP received a report of collision along 20th Avenue near Spruce Street in Prince George.
Emergency services including the Prince George RCMP attended the scene. The investigation found that an adult male wearing dark clothing was skateboarding across 20th Avenue when he was struck by a pick-up truck driven by another adult male. The pedestrian was crossing in the middle of the block. He was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. No charges were laid against the driver, who remained on scene.
“The RCMP would like to remind all pedestrians that reflective clothing or blinking lights are the best way to ensure you are seen when walking along or across our roads” says Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP. “Please take the time to ensure you are safe, especially during the dark hours of the day.”
Written and released by Prince George RCMP.