Woman hit by backhoe

A Fernie woman is in hospital with serious injuries after being run over by a backhoe on Tuesday.

  • Feb. 15, 2012 7:00 p.m.

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.