Oak Bay police ticket driver after pedestrian hit on the Avenue

Thwart thieves this holiday season and prepare for slick roads

A pedestrian suffered minor injuries after being hit by a pickup in a marked crosswalk Dec. 13.

The 74-year-old woman was crossing northbound in a crosswalk on Oak Bay Avenue at Monterey Avenue around 10 a.m. when she was struck by the pick-up truck turning left from Monterey onto Oak Bay Avenue. The pedestrian was knocked down and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A 22-year-old driver was issued a ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Security key to thwart thieves

Police remind residents to not leave valuables inside a vehicle and not leave a vehicle unlocked, no matter the security.

“Don’t leave valuables visible regardless of whether or not you have the doors locked,” said Deputy Chief Kent Thom, after two cameras and a cell phone were stolen from a vehicle that was parked in an underground parkade.

 

The theft was discovered Dec. 13 at

8 a.m. in the 2100-block of Oak Bay Avenue.

 

Police also recommend recreation centre patrons use lockers provided, after a woman’s coat and keys were swiped while she worked out at the Henderson Recreation Centre. The woman discovered the theft around 11 a.m. on Dec. 14.

Slick roads make for busy officers

Take your time and don’t push it when the roads get slick or icy, remind Oak Bay police.

Over the course of last week seven motor vehicle accidents were reported to police. When snow falls and temperatures drop, roads may become slippery and motorists need to drive slowly and plan extra time for their driving needs, remind police.

“Drive carefully when the weather and road conditions aren’t the best,” Thom said. “We did have a spike in collisions, we expected we would, folks in this neck of the woods aren’t that comfortable when the roads are slippery.”

 

While warmer, wet weather is expected to remain this week, temperatures are expected dip toward zero again around the weekend.