A man was under treatment for minor injuries by the police at the scene. After a few moments of receiving a safety reflector to increase pedestrian visibility, a man was hit by a car in downtown Sidney.
The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP officers who were standing on the edge of the sidewalk and handing out the reflectors immediately helped the man. They administered first aid measures and called an ambulance and other first responders.
According to Corporal
Chris Manseau, the local RCMP detachment’s public affairs officer, he just finished
talking to the man and handing him a reflector. The man entered the crosswalk
at Beacon Avenue and Third Street when he was hit by a vehicle that was waiting
at the intersection.
He added that it was
an unusual scenario where he was the last person to speak to the man before he
was hit by a vehicle.
The pedestrian was
treated by the paramedics at the scene and sustained a cut above one eye. The
collision damaged the glasses of the man but it could have been worse.
The police officers
and representatives from ICBC were in downtown Sidney to promote better pedestrian
safety. It involves reminding people to use crosswalks, making eye contact with
drivers and wearing brightly-colored clothing and reflectors for better
visibility during dark, rainy days of fall and winter.
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