Two pedestrians injured in separate downtown Victoria incidents

Week sees more drivers ignore crosswalks, to the detriment of pedestrians

A 73-year-old Victoria woman is in serious condition after being struck by a car in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

The incident happened Thursday around 4 p.m. as the woman crossed Government Street in a crosswalk towards the Inner Harbour. Two vehicles stopped, but a third vehicle did not and hit the woman travelling at close to 50 km/hr, said Const. Mike Russell.

She was thrown 12 metres and suffered head and upper body injuries. The driver’s car was seized.

On Jan. 23 at 2 p.m., a man suffered a broken arm after being struck while crossing Fort Street on a walk signal in his motorized wheelchair. Witnesses saw a blue vehicle turn left off Douglas Street and knock the man over, back up then flee the scene.

Passersby helped the victim, but no further description of the vehicle was obtained. Witnesses are asked to call 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) with any information.

dpalmer@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Bus crash survivor petitions Justin Trudeau to fix road where classmates died

UVic student’s petition well over halfway to 5k signature goal

Suspected opioid overdose likely culprit behind serious crash in Fairfield

Victoria paramedics give unconscious driver Narcan

CRD warns of traffic delays on Marigold Road

Ongoing work in the Colquitz River will affect traffic until Friday

Sooke council threatens to close long-time business

Driver’s Welding application for a temporary zoning variance denied

Sealand was much more than killer whales, says ex-employee

Former Sealasd trainer revisits Sealand of the Pacific in talk

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of September 17

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

POLL: Should the province step in to upgrade the road to Bamfield?

The death of two University of Victoria students on a bus bound… Continue reading

UPDATED: Hundreds gather to reflect and remember UVic students killed in bus crash

Campus community invited to reflect, support one another

Vaping-related illness confirmed in Ontario believed to be first in Canada

Middlesex-London Health Unit had no further details about the case — believed to be the first confirmed in Canada

Canadian stars Virtue, Moir say in video they’re ‘stepping away’ from ice dancing

The pair thank fans for their support in an emotional message

Kamloops high school evacuated after receiving threat

Police have not released any further details into what the threat includes

Woman held at gunpoint during carjacking in UBC parkade

University RCMP say the vehicle is still missing, and two suspects are at large

VIDEO: Angry B.C. cyclist starts shaming dangerous drivers online

‘You motorists deserve all your costs and misery’

Most Read