Nelson City Police are considering laying charges after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on High Street in Nelson on the evening of November 5.

Pedestrian hit by vehicle on High Street

Nelson police are investigating the accident and are considering charges.

Nelson police are investigating after a woman walking on High Street in Nelson was struck by a vehicle yesterday evening.

Police responded to a 911 call at approximately 5 p.m. Sgt. Dino Falcone said the pedestrian was taken by ambulance to Kootenay Lake Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a low-speed collision.

The driver has been identified and is cooperating with the police.

Falcone said police are following up with the victim as part of their investigation and charges are being contemplated.

Pedestrian and driver safety

With the change in weather conditions Falcone wants to remind you to wear bright clothing and/ or reflective markings. He said ICBC statistics show that the majority of pedestrian accidents occur between 3 and 6 p.m.

He reminds drivers to pay attention and slow down for the driving conditions. He and his partner recently visited all the Nelson elementary schools distributing 1,000 reflectors prior to Halloween.

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