A woman was thrown from her Medichair Tuesday morning after she was struck by a black pickup truck while in the crosswalk at Beacon Avenue and Resthaven Drive. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

A woman was thrown from her Medichair Tuesday morning after she was struck by a black pickup truck while in the crosswalk at Beacon Avenue and Resthaven Drive. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Woman thrown from mobility scooter in downtown Sidney collision

Pickup truck attempting a right turn struck woman in crosswalk

A collision at Beacon Avenue and Resthaven Drive sent one woman to hospital with minor injuries after she was struck by a pickup truck and thrown from her mobility scooter while in the crosswalk.

Just before 10 a.m. Tuesday, witnesses say a woman tried to cross Beacon Avenue on the west side of the intersection, heading to the plaza.

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A black pickup truck was turning right from Resthaven onto Beacon when the two collided.

A woman who witnessed the accident said the woman on the Medichair was bleeding, but conscious before she was taken away by the BC Ambulance Service.

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The driver of the truck remained on scene and was interviewed by Sidney/North Saanich RCMP.

Traffic was impeded for roughly 20 minutes after the collision as emergency crews assessed the scene before re-opening Beacon Avenue to vehicle traffic.


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First responders survey the scene where a woman was thrown from her mobility scooter after being struck by a black pickup truck in the crosswalk at Beacon Avenue and Resthaven Drive. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

First responders survey the scene where a woman was thrown from her mobility scooter after being struck by a black pickup truck in the crosswalk at Beacon Avenue and Resthaven Drive. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)