Woman suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck by car in Delta

Dec 19 2018, 11:49 pm

A woman in her 20s is in hospital and Delta Police are investigating after she was struck by a car while walking on a rural road in the community, early this morning.

According to police, officers were called to the 10200 block of Hornby Drive (parallel to Highway 99) just after 6:30 am.

Two pedestrians were walking eastbound on Hornby Drive, while two vehicles were travelling westbound.

Parking is permitted on the south side of the road, and there were a significant number of vehicles already parked on the road at that time.


Hornby Drive in Delta where the accident took place. (Delta Police)

One of the two vehicles travelling west pulled over to the north shoulder, while the other vehicle moved over to pass it. it was then that the victim, a woman in her 20s, was struck by the vehicle. Police described her injuries as “life-threatening.”

The driver of the vehicle “stayed on scene, and is cooperating fully with police,” said Delta Police spokesperson Cris Leykauf.

Leykauf noted that the speed limit on that stretch of road is 80 km/h and said there is no indication that the driver was speeding or impaired at the time of the incident.

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