Update: Life-threatening Injuries After Pedestrian Struck
A young Guelph woman sustained life-threatening injuries after being struck by a van Tuesday morning.
Just before 11 a.m., emergency services were called to Kortright Road West and Rickson Avenue. Investigation revealed a 20-year-old woman was struck by a Ford commercial van.
The driver of the van, a 75-year-old Guelph male, remained on scene to offer assistance with the help of witnesses until emergency services arrived.
The female was transported by ambulance to a Hamilton trauma centre with life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the van has been charged with careless driving causing bodily harm or death under the Highway Traffic Act.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dash camera footage is asked to call Constable Mike Powell of the Guelph Police Service Traffic Unit at 519-824-1212, ext. 7206, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guelph police are currently responding to a serious accident at the crossroads of Kortright Road and Rickson Avenue in the southern part of the city.
Roadblocks have been set up, and authorities are advising motorists to steer clear of the area.
According to on-site reports, the collision involved a pedestrian and a lone vehicle. A Ford panel van was still present at the scene, which is centered around the intersection’s crosswalk.