Sometimes even the most courteous drivers can get into accidents.
A 47-year-old Kamloops man mistook another driver's wave to mean he could pass when it fact it was meant for a pedestrian.
A 23-year-old Kamloops woman suffered minor leg injuries when she was struck by the vehicle while crossing Tranquille Road at Yew Street just after 1:30 p.m.
The pedestrian and the driver of the stopped vehicle exchanged a courtesy wave as the woman walked toward the other side of the street.
When she was near the middle of the intersection, the woman was struck by a GMC Jimmy that had turned left onto Tranquille Rd. from Yew St.
The 47-year-old Kamloops driver of the Jimmy remained with the woman until help had arrived.
He told investigators that he saw the driver wave and believed it was for him to initiate a left turn.
As he was turning he waved back. At that point, he felt a bump and realized he had hit someone.
The pedestrian was examined at the scene by paramedics and declined to attend Royal Inland Hospital.
No charges have been laid as investigators get statements from several witnesses.