Pedestrian collision in Fruitvale

Trail and Greater District, Traffic Services

2021-02-23 08:48 PST

File # WKTS 2021-705

On February 22, 2021 at approximately 11:04 AM, Trail RCMP and Emergency Services attended a pedestrian-involved collision on Highway 3B in Fruitvale.

An 79-year old woman was struck by a transit bus in a crosswalk in the 1900 block of Main Street. The woman was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition. No one on the bus was injured and the bus driver is cooperating with the investigation. The cause of the collision remains under investigation, however impairment has been ruled out.

West Kootenay Traffic Services in Nelson has assumed conduct of the investigation with assistance from Trail RCMP, the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (CARS), WorkSafeBC, Commercial Vehicle and Safety Enforcement branch (CVSE) and BC Transit.

Investigators are requesting that any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police or anyone with dashboard camera video contact WKTS in Nelson at 250-354-5180.

No further information is available at this time.
 

Released by

Cpl. Mike Halskov

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BC RCMP Traffic Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop # 804
Office: 778-290-2377
Fax: 778-290-6071

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