A young man who died after crossing the highway received first aid. The Mounties are called the death of a 20-year old man was hit by a pickup truck on Highway 1 an entirely preventable tragedy.
Highway crossing incident
The witnesses stated that the young man was walking along the highway with a group of friends near Hope when he started running toward the grass median. He had just reached the center lane when a 2009 Chevrolet pickup swerved away from his friends and struck him.
Cpl. Robert McDonald stated that alcohol appears to be a factor in the accident, but only the part of the pedestrians. McDonald stated that all four of them had been drinking and were walking along Highway 1 for an unknown reason.
A doctor stopped to provide first aid but the young man could not be saved. He was declared dead at the scene. The pickup driver remained at the site of the accident and cooperating with the police.
McDonald stated that the tragedy was preventable and urged the public not to walk or hitchhike along the highway.
The prompt delivery of appropriate first aid measures such as CPR can save a life. It is best to enroll in a first aid course today to be prepared.
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