British Columbia

13-year-old girl struck by 2 cars in North Vancouver

A 13-year-old girl is in serious condition in hospital after she was struck by two vehicles while crossing the street between two marked crosswalks in North Vancouver, B.C.

Police say girl emerged from between 2 parked vehicles, was not in a marked crosswalk

RCMP mark with a circle three areas that were dented in the accident. The side mirror of this car was wrenched from the vehicle in the collision.

A 13-year-old girl is in serious condition in hospital after she was struck by two vehicles while crossing the street between two marked crosswalks Saturday morning in North Vancouver, B.C.

Police say the girl was crossing mid-block on West 3rd Street, between Lonsdale and Chesterfield avenues, at around 11:30 a.m. PT when she was first struck by a westbound and then an eastbound vehicle. The drivers of both cars remained at the scene.

North Vancouver RCMP say a 13-year-old girl was crossing West 3rd Street between two marked crosswalks when she was struck by two cars. (Deborah Goble/CBC)

North Vancouver RCMP Cpl. Richard De Jong said the girl emerged from between two parked cars and was hit by one car, then thrown into the path of the second vehicle.

He said the sun was out, it was bright and the roads weren't icy.

"This is another tragic stark reminder for all pedestrians — always use the marked designated crosswalks and be alert to all vehicles," said De Jong.

RCMP say a number of witnesses remained at the scene to assist them in their investigation. (CBC)

The teen was rushed to Lions Gate Hospital with serious head injuries and then transferred to B.C. Children's Hospital.

De Jong said victim services is assisting the witnesses and the drivers of the two cars.

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