North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP and South Vancouver Island Traffic Services are investigating the a crash that killed a 35-year-old woman just outside Duncan on Monday morning, July 5.
RCMP officers found a commercial vehicle that had stopped just past the intersection of Allenby Road and the Trans-Canada Highway, and one person was lying on the ground suffering from serious injuries. RCMP initially described the woman as a pedestrian but have now said she was riding an older model E-bike that resembled a Vespa. She had been hit by the commercial vehicle.
The RCMP are asking anyone who witnessed the incident, has dash cam footage or saw any driving behaviour of the commercial vehicle or the E-bike before it reached the intersection to contact RCMP. The driver of the commercial vehicle remained on the scene and is cooperating with investigators.
A traffic reconstructionist is working to determine the cause of the collision, which remains unknown at this time.
Traffic going north on the TCH was shut down for several hours, and drivers were asked to avoid the area.
The Duncan Fire Department was also called to the scene. An investigator from Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement was on the scene, as was the BC Coroners Service, who identified the woman killed in the crash. RCMP said that the person’s identity will not be publicly released.
If you have any information about this collision, call North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-416-0352.