13-year-old girl struck by 2 cars in North Vancouver
Police say girl emerged from between 2 parked vehicles, was not in a marked crosswalk
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 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.
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.