A Fernie woman is in hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a backhoe on Tuesday.
Just after 8 a.m. the Elk Valley RCMP responded to a report of an injury accident involving a pedestrian being struck by a backhoe.
Upon police arrival, BC Ambulance personnel were already on the scene attending to the injured person. The preliminary investigation suggests the backhoe was clearing snow in a Fernie condominium parking lot when a person crossing behind, slipped and fell.
The backhoe then reversed, running over the top of the pedestrian. The injured person, a 41 year old Fernie resident, was taken by ambulance to the Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie where she was then transported by STARS air ambulance to a hospital in Calgary where she is currently undergoing treatment for serious injuries she sustained.