REPORTING · 10th August 2012
Updated August 10th
A Kitimat Youth was taken away in an ambulance from the intersection of Haisla and Lahakas on July 29th
Almost two weeks after the incident, we were informed of the full story by Chamber of Commerce Manager, Trish Parsons. Her daughter, Emily was biking down the hill when the chain on her bike locked.
We were not told who the person was until today.
She was thrown from her bike into the intersection; we were told she did a flip in mid air. Fortunately, she was not struck by a vehicle. A number of people tended to her, including the person pictured below helping the medics. Her wrist was smashed in the incident and bolted in two places.
At the time, we were informed by a pair of witnesses that, a person, estimated between the ages of 15-30, had been struck by a vehicle. They were wrong and our article up until now reflected this mistake.
Why anyone directly involved has waited so long to contact us about this incident is still a mystery.
We have also been told this has been reported on in another media outlet. According to them, she was trying beat a red light when her bike locked up.
We were contacted by Hannah Brooker, who was not directly involved. According to Brooker, her husband assisted the medical personal in helping the injured person into the amblance (seen below).
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available
Comment by Marcus Kender on 11th August 2012
Tragic situation.I just have one question?