Victoria police are investigating an alleged hit-and-run in Oak Bay that resulted in the death of a dog and minor injuries to the dog’s owner. (Google Maps)

Young woman injured, dog dead after pedestrian collision in Oak Bay

Vic PD is investigating the incident

A woman is looking for witnesses after her daughter was involved in an alleged hit-and-run in Oak Bay that left her with minor injuries and killed their family dog.

Julianne Cameron said her daughter, 20, and one-and-a-half year old French bulldog named Louie were hit at the crosswalk at Leighton Road and Foul Bay Road on Thursday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.

“When she entered the crosswalk with her dog she was struck and it was pretty gruesome,” Cameron said. “The last vision she has of her dog is a gory image.”

Cameron, who is a high school teacher, said she took the day off on Friday to care for her daughter who is “hysterical” and has been “wailing” since the incident.

READ ALSO: Collision on Royal Oak Drive kills 89-year-old man

She said two individuals, one who is known to Cameron, got out of their vehicles to help her daughter and one of them rushed the dog to the VCA Canada Central Victoria Veterinary Hospital near Mayfair Shopping Centre. Unfortunately, the dog had damage to his head and could not be saved.

“This was my daughter’s best friend,” Cameron said. “He was just the friendliest dog ever.”

Now, Cameron is asking for any other witnesses to come forward with any information they may have about the incident.

READ ALSO: Woman hit by car in marked crosswalk this morning in Oak Bay

The Victoria Police Department said the incident is under investigation but could not confirm any details, including what sort of vehicle was involved or if it is being treated as a hit-and-run.

Cameron said she’s concerned about the lack of safety of the crosswalk, as well. She said she walks through it every day and that it is a common passageway for students who attend Oak Bay High School.

In August, 2018, a driver was charged with failing to yield after a woman was hit at that same crosswalk. The pedestrian suffered serious injury to her leg.

“For our healing we need to know if there will be a change in that crosswalk and if it will be made safer,” Cameron said. She has not yet made the city aware of her concerns.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Cameron at 250-893-5957.

shalu.mehta@goldstreamgazette.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Area residents concerned about aftermath of McKenzie interchange construction

Ministry says neighbours’ concerns being heard, will be addressed

West Shore’s 10 worst intersections for crashes in 2019

Millstream Road, Veterans Memorial Parkway area continues to be a hotspot

One dead as fish boat sinks off southern Vancouver Island

Shawnigan Lake-registered Arctic Fox II went down off Cape Flattery, west of Victoria

Three active COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island

Since July 24, Central island has had five new cases, North one, South none

Saanich council seeks more information after hearing Uptown-Douglas plan

Council asks for further reports on economic, housing, transportation plans for corridor

Man arrested after stabbing incident at makeshift camp near Vancouver Island mall

RCMP in Parksville report 28-year-old man taken into custody without incident

Canucks ride momentum into NHL playoff series against defending Stanley Cup champs

PREVIEW: Vancouver opens against St. Louis on Wednesday

Man, 54, charged in connection with fatal attack of Red Deer doctor

Doctor was killed in his walk-in clinic on Monday

Landlord takes front door, windows after single B.C. mom late with rent

Maple Ridge mom gets help from community generosity and government

42 more people test positive for COVID-19 in B.C.

The province has recorded no new deaths in recent days

Joe Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

Harris and Biden plan to deliver remarks Wednesday in Wilmington

Lawsuit launched after Florida child handcuffed, booked and briefly jailed

Suit alleges “deliberate indifference” to what should have been handled as a behavioural issue

Russia approves vaccine, Putin hopes to begin mass production

Critic calls decision to proceed without thorough testing ‘dangerous and grossly immoral’

Most Read