An employee of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk Friday night.
A staff memo said that the driver ran a red light on Capilano Road. The employee was taken to hospital and remains there with family.
“While we don’t know any further details at this time, we have heard that the driver is co-operating with the North Vancouver RCMP’s investigation,” wrote Stacey Chala, the Capilano Suspension Bridge’s director of communications and events. “The safety of our team members is our number one priority. We are offering our thoughts and prayers to our team member and their family during this very difficult time.”
The age of the victim was not included in the memo. A person not authorized to speak to the media said that the incident happened after 8:30 p.m. as the victim was walking east across Capilano Road toward the administration office. The victim is a teenager who landed at least 25 feet from the location of the collision. Staff trained in first aid rushed to the scene before paramedics arrived.
Management arranged for trauma counsellors to be on-site and by phone through the employee assistance program.
The tourist attraction is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Jan. 21 for its Canyon Lights Christmas display.