Pedestrian injured in Rainbow MVI

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A pedestrian was struck by a truck as she was crossing Rainbow Road on Wednesday evening.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital for minor injuries and the vehicle driver was issued a traffic violation ticket.

At 6:03 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of a motor vehicle incident at the corner of Rainbow Road and Lower Ganges Road. Salt Spring acting RCMP Sergeant Brett Sinden said the pedestrian was legally crossing Rainbow Road heading south towards the lighted cross walk. The driver of a northbound truck turned left from Rainbow Road, striking the pedestrian as she was crossing.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital with minor injuries and later released.

Sinden said when visibility is low, “drivers should take that extra second to make sure the crosswalk is clear.”

He also recommends that pedestrians dress in bright clothing through the winter, as they can be difficult to see at night, although clothing brightness was not a factor in Wednesday’s incident.

The RCMP did not release the names of those involved.

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