On Friday November 10, 2012 at 5:30PM a male making a left turn from Victoria St onto Josephine St and struck a female pedestrian in the crosswalk, dragging her approximately 15 feet. The Nelson Police, Nelson Fire Department and BC Ambulance responded to the 911 call from a witness.
The 32 year old female was transported to Kootenay Lake hospital and admitted for injuries to her head and pelvis. They are serious but non-life threatening.
Nelson Police are investigating the cause of the collision. Drugs and alcohol have already been ruled out.
Drivers and pedestrians are reminded to be more cautious when out this time of year. It is getting dark earlier and with the dipping temperatures the roads can be slippery.
Pedestrians are encouraged to wear bright or reflective clothing when out in the early mornings or evenings. Drivers should slow down and take an extra moment to look at crosswalks when driving in high pedestrian areas.
A/Sgt. P. Bayes
Nelson Police Department