Man suffers life-threatening injuries in collision

RCMP requesting anyone who witnessed pedestrian collision on Wednesday evening to contact the detachment.

A man is being treated for life-threatening injuries following a pedestrian collision with a motor vehicle on Eighth Ave. near Baker St. late Wednesday night, according to the Cranbrook RCMP.

At about 11:30 p.m., police were called to a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on Eighth Ave. South near Baker St. The driver of the vehicle stopped and stayed on scene until RCMP and ambulance arrived.

It is believed the pedestrian may have already been on the ground when the vehicle made contact with him.  The 51-year-old man was transported to East Kootenay Regional Hospital and later transported to Vancouver to be treated for life threatening injuries.

Cranbrook RCMP are continuing to investigate the incident and request that anyone who might have been in the area or witnessed the collision to please contact them with any information.

“Sometimes people think they don’t have anything to add to an investigation such as this but they might have that one missing link to help determine exactly what happened,” said Cst. Katie Forgeron.

Cranbrook RCMP ask that anyone with information please contact the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be relayed via web or text based tips with details on canadiancrimestoppers.org