Skateboarder sought after couple knocked to ground in downtown Victoria

Red zone prohibits skateboarding through most of downtown

Police are trying to find a skateboarder after two people were knocked to the ground in downtown Victoria.

A 57-year-old Coquitlam woman out walking on the sidewalk at Douglas and View streets on Tuesday at about 2:30 p.m. was allegedly struck by the skater.

She suffered serious facial injuries when she was knocked to the ground. Her 57-year-old husband also fell to the ground, dislocating his shoulder.

The skater was last spotted heading westbound through Bastion Square.

Police are reminding the public that skateboarding is banned from Victoria’s core. Offenders could face a $60 fine and have their skateboard confiscated.

The suspect is described as a white man, between 20 and 25 years old, with short, dark blonde or light brown hair. He is about six feet tall. He was wearing Ray-Ban sunglasses, ear-bud style headphones and was riding a light green or lime green skateboard.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Victoria police Const. Rob Horne at 250-995-7654 ext. 5917.

emccracken@vicnews.com

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