Pedestrian struck by vehicle Tuesday night in Williams Lake

The driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian Tuesday night was not at fault, RCMP say.

  • Jun. 20, 2012 8:00 a.m.

The driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian Tuesday night was not at fault, RCMP say.

At about 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, the Williams Lake RCMP and the BC Ambulance Service responded to a report of a pedestrian being hit by a car.

Police say the driver of the vehicle reported that while travelling south-bound on Highway 97 within city limits, a male ran in front of his vehicle attempting to cross the highway.

The 26-year-old lakecity male pedestrian was struck by the passenger side mirror of the moving vehicle, having nearly made it safely to the highway’s shoulder.

The RCMP say the driver could not be faulted as this occurred in an area where there is no pedestrian crossing, nor any street lights. The pedestrian was transported to Cariboo Memorial Hospital and, after causing problems for the medical staff who were attempting to care for him, was arrested and held in-custody by the RCMP until he sobered, police say.

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