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Vancouver student hit by vehicle, hospitalized with ‘life-altering’ injuries

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Vancouver police are appealing for dashcam footage and witnesses after a 15-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle at West 16th Avenue near Wallace Street on Tues. Jan. 30, 2024. Const. Tania Visintin said the teen is expected to survive, but her injuries are serious. – Jan 31, 2024

A student was hospitalized with “serious and life-altering injuries” after being struck by a driver in Vancouver’s Point Grey neighbourhood on Tuesday.

Vancouver police said the 15-year-old girl was crossing West 16th Avenue near Wallace Street around 2 p.m. when she was hit by a grey Mercedes. She is expected to survive.

The driver remained at the scene, police said in a Wednesday. While alcohol is not believed to be a factor at this time, Const. Tania Visintin said speed will be investigated.

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The collision took place in the area of Lord Byng Secondary School. West 16th Avenue was temporarily closed between Crown and Dunbar streets Tuesday as police investigated, but has since reopened.

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School liaison officers and victim services staff are currently supporting school employees and students, police added.

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Investigators are asking witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to contact them at 604-717-3012.

 

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