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Pedestrian stuck in crosswalk

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A pedestrian is in hospital after being was struck by a vehicle and dragged for about for five metres along the road, on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

The 32-year old female was crossing Josephine Street at the intersection of Victoria Street, when a male making a left turn from Victoria Street drove into her.

She was transported by BC Ambulance to Kootenay Lake hospital for serious, but not life-threatening, injuries to her head and pelvis.

Nelson Police Department is investigating the cause of the collision. Drugs and alcohol have been ruled out.

Police would also like to remind drivers and pedestrians to be extra careful on the roads this time of year.

"It is getting dark earlier and with the dipping temperatures the roads can be slippery," police Sergeant Paul Bayes wrote in a press release.

"Pedestrians are encouraged to wear bright or reflective clothing when out in the early mornings or evenings. Drivers should slow down and take an extra moment to look at crosswalks when driving in high pedestrian areas."

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