Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck by car

23-year-old man hit by SUV Friday night on 3300 block of Douglas Street

  • Oct. 15, 2016 2:00 p.m.

A 23-year-old man sustained life-threatening head injuries after being struck by a vehicle outside of the Red Lion Hotel in the 3300 block of Douglas Street Friday night.

Saanich Police report a BMW SUV travelling southbound on Douglas struck a man who had just been inside the Red Lion Hotel. Police say the vehicle struck the male in the centre lane of the roadway shortly before 11 p.m., and the driver immediately stopped.

The pedestrian was rushed to Victoria General Hospital with life-threatening head injuries. Police say the man was in serious but stable condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit Monday.

Traffic Collision Analysts, Forensic Identification and other emergency personnel attended the scene and conducted the investigation.

Although the investigation is ongoing, alcohol and speed have been ruled out as contributing factors relating to the driver of the BMW, who assisted police and was visible shaken by the incident.  Collision analysts have confirmed the point of contact was in the middle of the roadway, and there are no crosswalks in the area.

Police are conducting follow ups with Red Lion staff to develop a history of the events leading up to the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Saanich Police at 250-475-4321.


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