RCMP reported on Friday that a pedestrian was struck on the marked crosswalk of Highway 3 and 7th Street. The pedestrian sustained serious head injuries. File photo

UPDATE: Man recovering after being struck in crosswalk

Pedestrian, in his mid-20s, was transported out of Fernie for emergency care

UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 3

The Free Press has received new information that the man struck on the highway is recovering in hospital. At request of the family, the man’s name has been withheld.


Original story (Sept. 27)

The Free Press previously reported that a pedestrian using the marked crosswalk of Highway 3 and 7th Street in Fernie was struck by a truck on Thursday, Sept. 26.

According to Elk Valley RCMP, the truck failed to stop and collided with the pedestrian, who sustained serious head injuries. The pedestrian, who is in his mid-20s, was transported out of Fernie for emergency care.

The highway was temporarily closed and eastbound traffic was rerouted. DriveBC initially reported delays due to the accident at 2:39 p.m., and further reported at 4:15 p.m. that the incident had been cleared.

RCMP say the driver of the truck remained on scene and was cooperative. Impaired driving has been ruled out. The investigation will continue within the Elk Valley detachment.

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