Woman hit at Hwy 16 and Main dies from injuries

As of publication, The Interior News has not been able to establish the name of the deceased

The Interior News has learned that the woman struck by a vehicle near Hwy 16 and Main Street on May 23 has died from her injuries.

Smithers RCMP Sgt. Darren Durnin confirmed in an email that the woman succumbed from her injuries.

“After a lengthy stay in hospital, the woman struck did pass away,” said Durnin, adding that the injuries she sustained from the collision were what she was initially in the hospital for.

Durnin previously confirmed that, as of around June 22, the woman had been transferred from the Bulkley Valley District Hospital (BVDH) to the Lower Mainland.

READ MORE: Woman struck by vehicle at Hwy 16 and Main

The RCMP have previously asked anyone with additional details surrounding the incident to come forward.

As of publication, The Interior News has not been able to establish the name of the deceased, the timeline for when they died or if there will be any additional charges laid now that she has passed away from her injuries.

Shortly after the crash the RCMP said that no charges had been laid and that driver error was suspected to be the cause of the accident, however The Interior News has not been able to confirm whether these are still the operating theories for the RCMP.

Durnin said the individual who was hit was crossing the crosswalk by foot.

In response to the incident, council voted unanimously to send a letter to the MOT requesting an update on various proposed developments pertaining to pedestrian safety at their June 11 meeting.

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

Just Posted

Stop checks, searches of Wet’suwet’en pipeline opposers unlawful: Watchdog

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs file complaint

Wet’suwet’en pipeline supporters speak up

“Protesters get one side of the story and they stand up with their fists in the air.”

Federal minister pledges to meet Wet’suwet’en chiefs in Smithers over natural gas pipeline

The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say they are visiting Mohawk territory

Lake Kathlyn school sold to Wet’suwet’en for new seat of government

The 11.64-acre property was listed in mid-January for an asking price of $1.1 million.

‘Kids saw this as their legacy’: SSS students speak against decision to remove painted ceiling tiles

As of Feb. 20 an online petition against the decision is currently at just under 1,250 signatures

Blair says RCMP have met Wet’suwet’en conditions, calls for end to blockades

The Wet’suwet’en’s hereditary chiefs oppose the Coastal GasLink project

Petition seeks to remove local police department from Lindsay Buziak murder case

American woman starts online petition in hopes of helping Buziak family

Health officials confirm sixth COVID-19 case in B.C.

Woman remains in isolation as Fraser Health officials investigate

Study says flu vaccine protected most people during unusual influenza season

Test-negative method was pioneered by the BC Centre for Disease Control in 2004

Saskatchewan and B.C. reach championship round at Scotties

British Columbia’s Corryn Brown locked up the last berth in Pool B

B.C. lawyer, professor look to piloting a mental-health court

In November, Nova Scotia’s mental-health court program marked 10 years of existence

COLUMN: Not an expert on First Nations government structures? Then maybe you should calm down

Consider your knowledge about First Nations governance structures before getting really, really mad

One dead in multi-vehicle collision involving logging truck on northern B.C. highway

DriveBC says highway expected to remain closed until 8 p.m.

B.C. teacher gets 15-year ban after lying about having sex with just-graduated student

Teacher had been dishonest with the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation

Most Read