June 01, 2015 - 4:59 PM
KELOWNA – RCMP investigators are on the scene of a crash involving a vehicle and a woman in her 70s on Highway 33 in Kelowna.
Const. Steve Holmes says the woman was crossing Highway 33 near Roxby Road in front of Coopers Foods, June 1 just after 3 p.m. when she was hit by a Nissan Pathfinder driven by a 46-year-old Kelowna woman.
The pedestrian, a 76-year-old woman, was rushed to Kelowna General Hospital with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.
Holmes says there were no indications the driver braked, so she may not have seen the woman crossing outside the crosswalk and about 150 metres from the intersection.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor and charges have not been laid.
Holmes says the incident underscores the danger faced when crossing a busy road outside a marked crosswalk.
"Don't take chances darting across the road," he says. "You're taking your life into your hands."
RCMP the woman hit by a Nissan Pathfinder on Highway 33 in front of Coopers Foods, Monday, June 1, 2015. was crossing the road outside the crosswalk.
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Approximate location of where a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Kelowna, Friday, June 1, 2015.
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— This story was updated at 4:56 p.m., June 1, 2015 to add more information from RCMP.
— This story was updated at 7:08 a.m., June 2, 2015 with the age of the driver.
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