Brandon Police Service say they have identified a female pedestrian that had been victim in a serious vehicle-pedestrian accident on Monday morning.
In a media release on Monday afternoon, Police advised of their having responded alongside Brandon Fire and Emergency Services to the intersection of 26th Street and Park Avenue at 9:18am where a pedestrian believed to be walking Southbound on the East side of the intersection was said by Police to have been struck by a turning vehicle. The pedestrian had sustained a significant head injury and was transported to Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre.
Police by mid-afternoon on Monday had not been successful in identifying, leading to a request for public assistance and sharing of information that might be of assistance in those efforts. Shortly after 4:30pm BPS advised that they had since been able to identify the female victim:
Police had reported at 10:45am of their investigating the accident and asking the public to avoid the area at the time:
The intersection was later re-opened to traffic during the noon hour:
No further information was available on the status of the victim as of the time of this posting. Police have since updated that the accident is not a hit-and-run and that the motorist is cooperating. Police say that they continue to investigate.
Updated: November 18, 3:24pm. Included information via Police of items the victim had been carrying
Updated: November 18, 4:41pm. Updated with information that Police have identified the victim