Metro Vancouver flaggers are upset after one of their members was struck in a Burnaby hit and run Monday afternoon.
Burnaby RCMP says it happened around 2:30 p.m. at Imperial street and McKay Avenue.
Co-founder of BC Flagging association Diane Herback says the woman who was hit got off lucky.
“She’s okay, she’s laughing and stuff. It’s basically I think her knee was injured, but it’s non life threatening, she’s going to be okay… but again, now she’s going to be off work, she has a family, and it’s extremely traumatizing.”
Herback says she’s also upset the driver is only facing a charge of failure to remain at the scene of an accident.
She says it’s a reminder to slow down.
“It is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, it’s actually top 10. We’re out there with no body armour dealing with traffic and the traffic nowadays, and with all the construction, our population is multiplying so fast, and people are so impatient, and it just breaks my heart when I hear of a flagger hurt.”
Mounties say the driver was located later in the afternoon.