Elderly Kelowna woman hit by car dies from injuries

FILE - An elderly woman was hit in a crosswalk by an elderly driver on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. The 82-year-old victim has died from her injuries.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)

KELOWNA – An 83-year-old woman hit by a car driven by a 72-year-old in Kelowna has died in hospital from the serious injuries she sustained in the collision.

Kelowna RCMP say the victim was hit in the crosswalk at KLO Road and Richter Street around 11:19 a.m., Nov. 24.

“The Kelowna driver attempted a left turn onto Richter Street and did not see the pedestrian who was in the crosswalk, eastbound on the south side of the intersection,” Cpl. Joe Duncan says in a media release. “The driver attempted the left turn and collided with the pedestrian knocking her to the ground.”

Duncan says the woman was seriously hurt and taken to Kelowna General Hospital where she died from those injuries.

RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating. The police do not mention if any charges against the driver are being considered.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call Const. Marion at 250-980-5353.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

Dan Albas, member of Parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla.
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