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Man hit while riding scooter in Oak Bay identified

Jan 04 2012

The 70-year-old man who died when his scooter was struck by a car has been identified as Oak Bay resident Anthony Soulsby.

Soulsby was riding his electric scooter down Foul Bay Road Dec. 28 when he was hit by a 2004 Chevrolet Impala making a left turn from that road onto Chaucer Street. Soulsby died in hospital Jan. 1.

The Impala was driven by a 90-year-old Saanich woman. Investigators have yet to decide if the woman will face charges, said police spokesman Const. Laurence Riel.

Drivers over 80 are required to undergo a medical exam, said Stephanie Melvin, deputy superintendent of motor vehicles. The driver has to take the test every two years.

The Motor Vehicle Branch receives medical reviews from more than 120,000 people a year, Melvin said.

Police can also request a driver's review if they believe the person has a medical condition that might affect their driving, Melvin said.

Oak Bay police have not yet recommended a driving review, Riel said.

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