B.C. coroner identifies Saanich pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle

Betty Gum Ying Chan, 88, was rushed to hospital but succumbed to injuries a short time later on Sunday afternoon

  • Tue Jul 22nd, 2014 6:00pm
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The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died after being struck by a vehicle in Saanich on Sunday.

Betty Gum Ying Chan, 88, of Saanich was walking northbound on Tyndall Avenue about 2:45 p.m. when she was struck by an out-of-control vehicle heading northbound near the intersection of Ash Avenue.

Chan was transported by ambulance to Victoria General Hospital for treatment, but succumbed to her injuries a short time later, said coroner Barb McLintock.

The driver of the vehicle, a 43-year-old Saanich woman, was also transported to hospital with minor injuries. It is not yet known if the crash was the result of mechanical failure or a medical incident.

The coroner and Saanich Police Department are working in conjunction to investigate the incident, and Chan’s family has requested privacy while they mourn.

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