Pedestrian struck as vehicles diverted for parade

A pedestrian was hit Monday morning in Saanich as vehicles were diverted off Douglas Street for the Island Farms Victoria Day Parade.

The incident occurred at 8:22 a.m. as an adult male headed northbound on Douglas Street, away from the parade start line at Finlayson Street. He was struck while crossing at Cloverdale Avenue, according to police.

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At the time, traffic was being diverted off Douglas Street eastbound on Cloverdale Avenue, prior to the parade’s 9 a.m. start.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

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