British Columbia

Richmond pedestrian critically injured after getting run over, trapped under car

RCMP say an 18-year-old woman drove her Volkswagen off the road and into a lamp post, trapping the man underneath.

RCMP say man trapped underneath car after 18-year-old drove her Volkswagen off the road and into a lamp post

Richmond RCMP are investigating a single vehicle collision that has left a pedestrian in critical condition. (CBC)

A 22-year-old Richmond man is in hospital clinging to life after he was struck while standing at the side of the road near No. 3 Road and Alderbridge Way around 9 a.m. Saturday.

Richmond RCMP say an 18-year-old Kamloops woman drove her 1990 Volkswagen off the road, trapping the man underneath her car as she struck a lamp post. The woman suffered minor injuries.

According to police, the man was not on the road when he was hit. 

Emergency personel worked to free the man from the wreckage and he was sent to hospital with critical injuries. 

The debris field from the crash was large and the surrounding area was closed for many hours. 

Richmond RCMP are asking that anyone with information or dashcam footage contact Const. Z. Sharoom at 604 278-1212.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.