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Woman dragged for several blocks under vehicle in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

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A woman is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a vehicle and dragged for several blocks in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Vancouver police Const. Steve Addison said it happened around 12:30 a.m. Saturday around the area of Hastings Street between Columbia and Jackson streets.

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“Unfortunately, the driver of the vehicle that struck her did not realize that he had struck the pedestrian,” Addison said.

“It was only after the driver came to a stop at Columbia and Hastings when he realized that this collision had occurred and realized this woman was trapped on his vehicle or under his vehicle.”

The driver, a man from the U.S., was taken into custody but has been released.

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Addison says police have been unable to identify the woman but are “working to do that.”

He says alcohol is believed to be involved.

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