Saanich police say to stay away from Tyndall Avenue and Kenmore Road in Saanich after a pedestrian was struck Saturday morning. (Keri Coles/News Staff)

Police confirm 62-year-old Saanich woman was likely in crosswalk when struck

Witnesses still sought for Saturday’s fatal MVI in Gordon Head

Saanich Police still seek witnesses for the Saturday morning incident that killed a pedestrian at the intersection of Tyndall Avenue and Kenmore Road around 8:30 a.m.

The pedestrian, a 62-year-old Gordon Head resident, was crossing Tyndall Avenue when she was struck by the driver of a minivan travelling southbound. She was pronounced dead as of 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning after two days in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

READ MORE: Pedestrian struck at Feltham and Tyndall in Gordon Head

On Monday it was revealed that she is believed to have been in the crosswalk at the time she was hit, said Saanich Police Sgt. Julie Fast.

“It’s scary, it was scary to be driving home on Saturday morning and come across all the police presence and the road blocked off,” said Gordon Head resident Rishi Sharma, who is a member of Fix Ash Road Now. One of the group’s main concerns is adding a four-way intersection to Tyndall at Ash Road.

READ MORE: Community group calls Ash Road a Saanich bypass and a free-for-all

Sharma travels on Tyndall every morning to the gym and is back home before breakfast. Then, he’s back on Tyndall at night to drop his daughter at soccer practice.

“I don’t know what happened in this situation, but the immediate concern is, ‘Oh no, maybe another person is hit, is it a child,’” Sharma said. “Regardless I think there needs to be a continued awareness campaign to slow down in Gordon Head. People continue to drive too fast in the neighbourhood.”

The driver of the minivan remained at the scene on Saturday and has been fully co-operating with investigators.

WATCH: 25 consecutive drivers treat Tyndall stop sign as optional

READ ALSO: Woman struck by van in Saanich remains in serious condition

If you witnessed the crash or have any information that may assist investigators, please call the Saanich Police at 250-475-4321.

reporter@saanichnews.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

VIDEO: ‘Stewie the Starfish’ mascot revealed at Premier League kickoff party

Pacific FC kickoff party scores in Victoria Inner Harbour

Victoria cannabis dispensaries are busy in their first days of legal operation

The Cloud Nine Collective and The Original FARM opened their doors on April 15

Report calls on Saanich to expand multicultural programming at recreation facilities

Report also notes that Saanich could do more for sexual minorities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake returns to Langford

Annual fundraising event held from April 26 to 28

WATCH: Movie star and PACE alum Calum Worthy talks musical theatre and his career

“American Vandal” and “Austin and Ally” actor has been returning to the program for over 20 years

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, 35 people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

B.C. mom wages battle to get back four kids taken from her in Egypt

Sara Lessing of Mission has help from Abbotsford law firm

VIDEO: Fire guts Peachland home

Crews are still on scene pumping water onto the blaze in the Okanagan neighbourhood

$6K raised in one day’s time for family of woman gunned down in Penticton

GoFundMe launched for family of Darlene Knippelberg, to pay for funeral costs and other expenses

B.C. mountain biker sent home from hospital twice, despite broken vertebrae

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

Seven tips to travel safely this Easter long weekend

An average of three people are killed, and hundreds more injured, each Easter long weekend in B.C.

Most Read