Fatal collision in Parksville

Oceanside

2021-04-27 08:02 PDT

File # 2021-4031

On April 26, shortly after 2 p.m., the Oceanside RCMP and other First Responders were notified of a two vehicle collision in Parksville. The crash occurred on the Alberni Highway, near the old train station in Parksville. 

Evidence and witness statements confirmed that a 78 year old female from Nanaimo was parked in her car on the shoulder facing Parksville. She then suddenly pulled a U-turn in an attempt to head in the other direction (towards Coombs). Unfortunately, the U-turn was done directly in front of an oncoming recreational vehicle resulting in a T-bone, broadside collision. The driver and her 93 year old male passenger were extracted from the vehicle and transported to Hospital by the BC Ambulance Service.

Sadly, the driver succumbed to her injuries while in hospital.

Neither speed, nor intoxicants were factors in this collision. Charges are not a consideration as the offending driver is now deceased.
 

Released by

Cpl. Jesse Foreman

Operations Support NCO
Oceanside RCMP
421 Pym Street North, Parksville, BC V9P 1B9
Office: 250-248-6111 extension 245

Email: bcrcmp-grcencb@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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