A tourist has been left with life threatening injuries after being struck by a car in Richmond Tuesday.
Richmond RCMP said the collision happened just before 6 p.m. near St. Albans Road and General Currie Road.
According to police, the 31-year-old woman was hit by a Nissan SUV driven by a 66-year-old Richmond man.
The woman was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.
The driver is cooperating with police and Mounties say alcohol and drugs are not considered a factor.
Cpl. Dennis Hwang said it was the city’s first serious pedestrian crash of the year.
“We sincerely wish to remind everyone to exercise special care whether you are in a vehicle, on bicycle, or on foot” said Hwang.
“This was a very traumatic and unfortunate ordeal. It was heartwarming to see the community help and provide comfort to the injured.”