Sidney woman hit by van on Highway 17 dies at scene

48-year-old woman dies in accident on Pat Bay Highway in Sidney

A Sidney woman died after being hit by a camper van on Highway 17 late Saturday night.

The woman was struck near the Weiler Avenue intersection with the highway around 11 p.m.

“The driver of a 1987 Dodge Camper van was travelling southbound on Highway 17 when the pedestrian ran out on to the highway and was struck by the van,” said Cpl. Chris Swain of Sidney North Saanich RCMP. “Emergency crews arrived and confirmed the woman was deceased on scene.”

The driver and passenger in the vehicle were not injured.

Traffic was rerouted for several hours.

Police are not naming the 48-year-old Sidney woman at her family’s request.

RCMP want to speak with anyone who witnessed the accident or saw the pedestrian prior to the accident.

The coroner and an RCMP traffic analyst attended the collision and are assisting in the investigation. While the collision is still under investigation, no charges have been lain.

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