According to the RCMP, the 41-year-old man was attempting to cross the highway at the Cheakamus Forest Service Road to the south of Function Junction just before 7 p.m. According to witness statements, the 29-year-old driver of the vehicle in the northbound lane swerved to avoid the pedestrian, who had just stepped over the centre line into his lane. He struck the pedestrian with the front passenger side of the vehicle.
Emergency crews, including the RCMP, Whistler Fire Services and B.C. Ambulance, attended the scene and the injured pedestrian was taken to the Whistler Health Care Centre before being transferred to Vancouver General Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The most serious injuries were fractures to his right femur, ribs and face.
The incident is still under investigation, but the RCMP said there is no indication speed or alcohol played a factor in the accident.