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Pedestrian struck downtown in Vernon

Police attended the scene of a vehicle incident involving a struck pedestrian Jan. 14.
January 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM

VERNON - A pedestrian sustained a serious injury after being hit by a car downtown in Vernon around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The incident happened on 27 Avenue near the Upper Room Mission when a vehicle reversing out of a driveway backed over a male pedestrian in his 80s. 

“He sustained a broken hip which is very concerning (for) a man his age,”  RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says.

A number of police officers were on scene Wednesday afternoon and had the road cordoned off. No vehicles were being allowed through.

The driver claims he looked but didn’t see the man when he backed up.

Police are continuing to investigate the accident, and Molendyk says there’s a possibility the driver will be charged under the motor vehicle act for backing up unsafely.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

—This story was updated at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 15 to include more information from the Vernon RCMP. 

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