A local man suffered a broken femur (thigh bone) after being struck by a car at the traffic lights in East Trail last week.
Just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, Trail police responded to a collision between a vehicle and a Trail man, 48, in the intersection of Second Avenue and Highway 3B (Bailey Street).
BC Highway Patrol RCMP was called in to provide assistance with the investigation.
Officers spoke to witnesses and located video footage.
Police say video showed the man was walking in the crosswalk after activating the walk signal when the driver, a 24-year-old Trail woman, allegedly struck him with her vehicle while attempting to turn left onto the highway.
The man possibly suffered a broken femur as a result, and was transported by ambulance to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital for medical treatment.
His injuries were serious; however, the RCMP report they did not appear to be life-threatening at the scene.
The driver was fined $167 for failing to yield on a left turn.
“Please use extra caution when driving in the winter hours,” advises Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “It can be much more difficult to see pedestrians in the darkness, and can lead to tragic consequences as in this case.”
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