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Man, woman struck by van in Whalley

Two people from Delta are in critical condition after being struck by a van  this week.

At 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, the pair was crossing the road in the 10300 block of King George Boulevard, when a southbound Plymouth minivan struck them.

They were not at a marked crosswalk.

The driver remained at the scene and police do not believe alcohol was a factor.

However, police suspected some form of impairment and are currently awaiting toxicology tests to determine if the driver was high.

If she was, police say charges will likely be recommended.

The victims,  a 43-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, are both from Delta. They both sustained serious wounds to the body and the head and are in critical condition.

Police have said in the past that stretch of King George Boulevard is particularly bad for pedestrian accidents, in part because many people on foot don't use marked crosswalks.

City engineers say more crosswalks will be coming as the City Centre densifies.

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