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Traffic flagger struck by vehicle on Sooke Road

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by JOC News Service

LANGFORD, B.C. - A traffic flagger sustained non-life threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Langford, B.C.
Traffic flagger struck by vehicle on Sooke Road

According to West Shore RCMP, on June 8 at approximately 12:15 p.m. police responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a single vehicle and traffic flagger on Sooke Road and Luxton Avenue. Initial reports from witnesses were that the flagger was attempting to stop a vehicle travelling in the eastbound lane when she was struck by small grey hatchback.

The impact of the collision sent both the vehicle and flagger into the ditch.

Emergency personnel including BC Ambulance Service and Langford Fire Department attended the scene and facilitated the rescue of the flagger who was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"This incident is a reminder to all motorists to take extra caution in construction zones and highway projects where flaggers and work crews are working," said Cpl. Chris Dovell, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP.

The collision remains under investigation by the West Shore RCMP Traffic Unit and WorkSafeBC.

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