Serious injury pedestrian involved collision

Burns Lake

2020-07-02 14:34 HAP

Dossier nº 2020-1547

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

A Vancouver man remains in critical care in hospital in Northern BC, after being struck by a semi-tractor trailer unit Saturday afternoon along Highway 16 outside of Burns Lake.

On June 27, 2020 shortly after 2 p.m., RCMP received a report of a pedestrian involved collision along Highway 16 west of Burns Lake. Emergency crews rushed to the scene where they found a seriously injured pedestrian who had been struck by a westbound commercial transport vehicle.

Witnesses at the scene told police that the commercial vehicle operator performed an evasive manoeuver in attempt to avoid colliding with the pedestrian who suddenly entered into the travelled portion of the highway, states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the BC RCMP. Passing motorists stopped to render immediate assistance to the man, including an off duty medical care professional.

The pedestrian, a Vancouver man in his 40’s, was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. He reportedly remains in stable, yet critical condition at this time.

If you witnessed this incident, and have not spoken with police or you have any dash camera footage that may assist our investigators, you are asked to call the Burns Lake RCMP at 250-692-7171.

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
Office: 250-491-4317
Cell: 250-869-9578
Fax: 250-869-9578

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
 

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