After three pedestrians were struck by a car in a marked crosswalk in Chilliwack this morning, RCMP is investigating the chilling incident.
The single motor vehicle collision sent three young pedestrians to the hospital on Tuesday morning. Just before 8 am, emergency responders attended the scene at Keith Wilson Road and Lindys Drive.
“A vehicle was travelling west on Keith Wilson when it allegedly struck three youth who were crossing the street at a marked crosswalk,” said Chilliwack RCMP in a release.
Two youth have since been released from the hospital with minor injuries. The third is still undergoing medical examination and is expected to be released later today.
RCMP say that the driver, who remained on the scene, is cooperating and impairment is not considered a contributing factor at this time.
BC Emergency Health Services said that four ambulances responded to the incidents, and paramedics cared for and transported three patients to the hospital, one in critical condition.
Cpl. Dave Noon with RCMP’s Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS), which works to forensically reconstruct collisions that resulted in serious injury or death, confirmed that the team was deployed to the scene in Chilliwack, helping police investigators and collecting evidence from the scene while the area was closed to traffic.
#LMDICARS has deployed to Keith Wilson Rd and Lindys Dr, #Chilliwack for a serious vehicle incident involving multiple pedestrians. The intersection is closed to all traffic. Expect the closure to last several hours while we investigate. @AM730Traffic @CityNewsTraffic @LMDRCMP
— CPL. Dave NOON (@CplNoon) May 9, 2023
Chilliwack RCMP confirmed that they were on the scene of a “serious collision” and told drivers to expect road closures around Keith Wilson Road and Lindys Drive.
Police are now asking that anyone with information about the incident or dash cam footage around the area to reach Chilliwack RCMP at 604 792-4611.