Pedestrian struck in downtown Kamloops
A 75-year-old Kamloops woman is facing hefty traffic fines after a 79-year-old pedestrian was struck in a downtown crosswalk this week.
On Tuesday morning (Sept. 27), police were called to the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Seymour Street for a reported vehicle-pedestrian collision.
Investigators arrived to find a 79-year-old man being attended to by ambulance paramedics.
Witnesses said the man was walking through the crosswalk when the woman, behind the wheel of a 2006 Honda, turned left onto Seymour Street and struck him.
Investigators believe the man was hit and propelled onto the hood of the car.
He then fell to the road.
He suffered minor injuries, including cuts and bruising to his elbow and knee.
He was taken to hospital as a precaution.
The driver of the Honda told police the sun was in her eyes at the time of the collision.
She was given a ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian.