Coroner investigating after pedestrian struck on Old Island Highway

The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating the death of a woman in her 70s after a pedestrian was struck in Colwood.

Police were called about 6:20 p.m. Friday with a report of a pedestrian struck by a white sport utility vehicle on the Island Highway, said West Shore RCMP Const. Alex Bérubé.

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“Police arrived first on scene and performed CPR,” he said Saturday in a statement. “Unfortunately, the woman succumbed to her injuries.”

The woman was struck was near the Juan de Fuca RecreationCentre. She was not in a marked crosswalk, Bérubé said.

The RCMP, the force’s traffic analyst and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating.

The SUV driver was very shaken up and police have contacted victim services to support her, Bérubé said.

“While this matter is still under investigation, there are no indicators that speed or alcohol was a factor in the collision,” he said.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the West Shore RCMP.

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