Smithers Woman injured in May accident dies in hospital

John Crawford

Smithers RCMP confirm that a woman struck by a vehicle while crossing Highway 16 near Main Street back in May, has died in hospital.

Police say the elderly woman was in the crosswalk in front of the Bulkley Valley Museum at around 9:45am on Thursday May 23rd, when she was hit by a pickup truck which reportedly was turning onto the highway from Main Street.


She was taken to Bulkley Valley District Hospital, and about a month later was transferred to Vancouver for treatment. 

RCMP are still investigating the cause of the collision and have not said whether any charges are being considered against the driver of the pickup, who police say did remain on scene and cooperated with the investigation.

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