Pedestrian dies in hospital after being struck by vehicle in Nanaimo

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A 30-year-old man has died after being struck by a vehicle in Nanaimo yesterday evening (April 4).

The man was hit at the intersection of Norwell Drive and Highway 19A around 9:30 p.m., according to a media release by Nanaimo RCMP. First on scene was a police officer who performed first aid on the man until an ambulance arrived. The man was taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, where he later died of his injuries, according to RCMP.

Witnesses told investigators the pedestrian was attempting to cross the southbound lanes when he was hit.

“It appeared that southbound traffic was proceeding on a green light when the pedestrian was struck. The driver of the vehicle involved, an adult man in his early twenties, stopped his vehicle a short distance away and cooperated with the investigators,” the release reads.

The southbound lanes were closed while police examined the scene. RCMP were able to rule out alcohol as a contributing factor on part of the driver. The vehicle involved, an older model grey Toyota Camry, has been seized and will undergo a mechanical inspection, according to police.

Anyone with dash cam footage, or who witnessed the incident, can contact Nanaimo RCMP’s non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file #2022-11421.

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