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On Wednesday October 18, 2017 just after 11:30AM Saanich Police responded to a crash near the intersection of Gorge Rd West/Donald St.  A Chevrolet Suburban was travelling east on Gorge Rd W when it went off the road, mounted the sidewalk and stuck a pedestrian.  On the evening of October 21, 2017 the pedestrian who was stuck, Khushal Rana, passed away while in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital. 

The investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing.  A number of Officers from the Saanich Police Crash Analyst Team were at the scene of the crash for many hours securing and collecting evidence.  These types of investigations are quite prolonged and it can take several months to process all the available evidence before the Crash Analysts are able to determine the cause of the crash.  

Our thoughts and condolences are with Mr. Rana’s family and friends at this time.  

A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie

 

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

On Wednesday October 18, 2017 just after 11:30AM Saanich Police responded to a crash near the intersection of Gorge Rd West/Donald St. 

A 2003 Chevrolet Suburban was travelling east on Gorge Rd W when it appears to have gone off the road mounting the sidewalk.  The vehicle stuck a pedestrian on the sidewalk then continued into the park coming to rest in the bushes. 

The pedestrian, a 31 year old man, was transported to hospital with what appear to be life threatening injuries.  The driver, a 25 year old woman from Saanich, was also transported to the hospital with what appear to be non-life threatening injuries. 

The cause of the crash is still under investigation and many Officers are still on the scene including Officers from the Saanich Police Crash Analyst Team. Saanich Police are asking for any witnesses to come forward.

If you have any information about this crash please contact the Saanich Police or to remain anonymous contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie

SPD File 2017-25125 refers

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