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Vancouver man in critical condition after being hit be transport truck near Burns Lake

A Vancouver man remains in critical care in hospital after being struck by a semi-tractor trailer unit Saturday afternoon along Highway 16 outside of Burns Lake.

On June 27, 2020 shortly after 2 p.m., RCMP received a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle along Highway 16 west of Burns Lake. Emergency crews rushed to the scene where they found a seriously injured pedestrian who had been struck by a westbound commercial transport vehicle.

“Witnesses at the scene told police that the commercial vehicle operator performed an evasive manoeuvre in attempt to avoid colliding with the pedestrian who suddenly entered into the travelled portion of the highway,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the BC RCMP. “Passing motorists stopped to render immediate assistance to the man, including an off duty medical care professional.”

The pedestrian, a Vancouver man in his 40s, was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. He reportedly remains in stable, yet critical condition at this time.

If you witnessed this incident, and have not spoken with police or you have any dash camera footage that may assist our investigators, you are asked to call the Burns Lake RCMP at 250-692-7171.

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