UPDATED: Pedestrian hit by car on Fraser Highway in Langley

Police, firefighters, and BC Ambulance paramedics were at the scene shortly after a pedestrian was hit by a car on Fraser Highway just before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Langley City fire chief Rory Thompson told the Langley Advance the victim was a 20-year-old woman, who suffered a compound fracture to her right arm.

There was also a concern about possible internal injuries, and Langley RCMP later said she had suffered a broken pelvis. However, her injuries are considered non-life threatening, and although serious she is expected to survive and recover.

The woman was jaywalking, according to witnesses, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

She was heading from the Willowbrook Shopping Centre to the Esso Station across the street, and had crossed the two westbound lanes and paused on the median. After letting some traffic pass, she stepped out into the eastbound lanes and was hit by a compact car.

One witness apparently told emergency responders the woman flew 10 feet after being struck by the car.

Paramedics, City firefighters, and other emergency responders arrived to help the victim, who was then taken to hospital via Air Ambulance. The helicopter landed in the parking lot at the nearby Willowbrook Shopping Centre.

The driver of the car was shaken but not hurt. The impact left dents on the car’s front fender and a sizable crater in the windshield.

"Incredulously, while officers continued with their investigation, other pedestrians tried to do the exact same thing," Marks said. "Fortunately in this instance, the woman will recover but is one or two minutes time saved by not making your way to a nearby pedestrian crosswalk worth any injury?"

The crash was the second appearance of an Air Ambulance helicopter in Langley in a 90 minute period.

Earlier in the afternoon, an Air Ambulance landed at Nicomekl Elementary on 200th Street and 53rd Avenue.

A nearby resident had fallen and struck the back of their head on concrete while doing work around their property, said City fire chief Rory Thompson.

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