A woman visiting British Columbia from Quebec was killed Sunday afternoon, after she was struck by a car while taking photos near the town of Field.
RCMP said the investigation suggests a man driving a 2017 Kia was driving north on Takakkaw Falls Road at about 3:30 p.m. MT, when it crossed over the southbound lane into a southbound pullout. That’s where the 54-year-old woman was taking photos.
“The collision occurred in an area which sees high volumes of tourist traffic,” RCMP said in a statement Monday, noting the road is just east of Field.
STARS Air Ambulance was dispatched just before 4 p.m. to Field near Highway 1, but did not transport the patient.
Police said witnesses told them the driver narrowly missed another pedestrian before rear-ending the woman’s car.
“The driver and his passengers were transported to Banff hospital with minor injuries,” RCMP said.
The investigation is continuing. Alcohol was not a factor, RCMP said.