Two pedestrians seriously injured after being hit by van in Duncan

Two pedestrians were hit by a vehicle and seriously injured on Nov. 15 at about 5:15 p.m. as they tried to cross Canada Avenue in Duncan.

Two pedestrians were hit by a vehicle and seriously injured on Nov. 15 at about 5:15 p.m. as they tried to cross Canada Avenue in Duncan.

A 47-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl were in a crosswalk when they were struck by a northbound Toyota minivan, driven by a 69-year-old woman.

Both pedestrians were seriously injured and the young girl was flown to BC Childrens Hospital in Vancouver.

The driver of the van was not injured. She stayed at the scene and is cooperating with police.

“This was a busy time of day at this intersection and some witnesses have already come forward to police. If you witnessed this collision and have not yet spoken to police, please call our detachment at 250-748-5522,” said Sgt. Chris Swain of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

“As a general reminder, we want to remind road users that it is now darker for longer periods, weather and visibility are poor, and to use extra caution while using crosswalks and while approaching them in a vehicle,” he said.