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Woman dies in British Columbia pedestrian accident

According to police, an 88-year-old woman died after being struck by an out-of-control vehicle while walking in Saanich on July 20. Before the accident, the victim had been walking near the intersection of Hillcrest and Tyndall avenues. Saanich police say investigators are still trying to determine what caused the collision, and they are looking into whether the driver may have had a medical emergency.

Driving about 5 times as risky for men

Data from British Columbia and across Canada shows that men are more frequently the victims of fatalities in vehicular accidents than women by a ratio of nearly five to one. Safety advocates think they might need to focus informational campaigns at younger males in order to reduce the death toll. In 2012, two dozen women and 121 men reportedly lost their lives in British Columbia car accidents.

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