Saanich Police are still investigating and seeking witnesses after an incident Saturday that killed a pedestrian at the intersection of Tyndall Avenue and Kenmore Road around 8:30 a.m.
The pedestrian, a 62-year-old Saanich resident, was crossing Tyndall Avenue when she was struck by a minivan travelling southbound. She was initially reported in critical condition in the intensive care unit, but police announced Monday afternoon that she had died.
“At approximately 10:30 this morning, the pedestrian struck on Tyndall Ave and Kenmore Rd on Saturday, February 2, 2019, succumbed to her injuries,” Sgt. Julie Fast of the Saanich police said in a media release. “Her identity will not be released at this time as the investigation continues into the cause of this tragic crash. Our thoughts and condolences go out to her family and friends.”
Earlier Monday it was revealed that she is believed to have been in the crosswalk at the time she was hit, said Fast.
“It’s scary, it was scary to be driving home on Saturday morning and come across all the police presence and the road blocked off,” said Gordon Head resident Rishi Sharma, who is a member of Fix Ash Road Now. One of the group’s main concerns is adding a four-way intersection to Tyndall at Ash Road.
Sharma travels on Tyndall every morning to the gym and is back home before breakfast. Then, he’s back on Tyndall at night to drop his daughter at soccer practice.
“I don’t know what happened in this situation, but the immediate concern is, ‘Oh no, maybe another person is hit, is it a child,’” Sharma said. “Regardless I think there needs to be a continued awareness campaign to slow down in Gordon Head. People continue to drive too fast in the neighbourhood.”
The driver of the minivan remained at the scene on Saturday and has been fully co-operating with investigators.
Saanich Police analysts closed the scene to traffic as they investigated for several hours on Saturday.
If you witnessed the crash or have any information that may assist investigators, please call the Saanich Police at 250-475-4321.