UPDATE: Pedestrian darting across highway hit

Highway 5 northbound is currently closed from the TransCanada Highway to Mt. Paul Way after a pedestrian was hit earlier this afternoon.
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KAMLOOPS — Another pedestrian has been struck in Kamloops, this time at the intersection of Highway 5 and Mt. Paul Way.

RCMP officers were called to the collision Monday around 3 p.m. Cpl. Cheryl Bush says initial witness reports show the northbound driver had the green light and had swerved to avoid the pedestrian running across the road, but was unable to avoid striking the pedestrian. The pedestrian received serious injuries as a result of the accident and has been transported to Royal Inland Hospital, where they remain in critical condition. 

The northbound lanes were closed from Highway 1, exit 374, for about an hour but reopend later in the evening. Traffic was affected for several hours as investigators worked at the scene. A traffic collision reconstructionist was on scene yesterday evening as well.

To contact a reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca, call (250)819-3723 or tweet @JennStahn.

-This story was updated at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 24 with information for travellers.

-This story was updated at 10:31 a.m., Feb. 25 with more details from RCMP.


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