Two senior citizens were hit by vehicles while crossing Greater Victoria roads this week.
An 83-year-old man was taken to hospital after being struck while crossing Burnside Road West at Qu’Appelle Street in Saanich on Friday.
He was not in a crosswalk at the time.
The man was hit by a westbound vehicle in the curb lane about 9:45 a.m.
A truck headed in the same direction in a different lane had stopped for the pedestrian.
“The driver of the second vehicle made efforts to avoid hitting the pedestrian; however, the pedestrian struck the side of the vehicle and was knocked to the roadway,” said Saanich police spokesman Sgt. Steve Eassie.
The man was unconscious at the scene but regained consciousness after he was taken to hospital.
Charges are not expected to be laid, Eassie said, but Saanich police crash reconstructionists continue to investigate.
On Thursday, a 73-year-old woman was hit in front of the Fairmont Empress in downtown Victoria.
The woman was in hospital Friday with several fractures and unknown head injuries, said Victoria police Const. Mike Russell.
The woman was crossing in a marked crosswalk in front of the hotel when she was hit by a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old Colwood woman, police said.
The vehicle has been seized. Victoria police continue to investigate.
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