Elderly pedestrian struck in Courtenay and critically injured

Comox Valley RCMP are investigating a collision that occurred in Courtenay at the intersection of Kilpatrick Avenue and 26th Street at approximately 12:40 p.m. on Jan. 22.

An 86-year-old pedestrian was crossing 26th Street from south to north in the marked crosswalk when he was struck by a late-model mini-van that was turning east onto 26th Street from Kilpatrick Avenue.

The pedestrian hit his head on the pavement. He was conveyed to hospital by BC Ambulance Service with a serious head injury. The pedestrian remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police attended and secured the intersection. An RCMP collision analyst was called out to assist with the investigation.

Alcohol was not a factor in the collision. The RCMP continue to investigate. No decision has been made about charges.

Several witnesses have been interviewed, but Comox Valley RCMP are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them at 250-338-1321.

— Comox Valley RCMP

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