Pedestrian seriously injured in motor vehicle collision


2023-03-02 08:09 PST

File # 2023-6868

The Nanaimo RCMP is investigating a collision between a motor vehicle and pedestrian. The incident occurred at approximately 11:20 PM on Tuesday February 28, 2023, at the intersection of Mostar Road and Highway 19a.

Police, EHS and Fire responded. The victim, and adult woman, was treated at the scene by attending BC Paramedics then transported to the Nanaimo hospital for emergency medical treatment. The driver of the vehicle involved, also an adult woman, remained at the scene, called 911 and cooperated with investigators.

While only preliminary, it appears that the driver, who was operating a grey older model Volkswagen Jetta, was proceeding southbound through the intersection when her vehicle struck the woman. Investigators believe the victim was attempting to walk through the intersection from Mostar Road towards Rutherford Road when struck.

Police were unable to identify any independent witnesses who may have witnessed the collision. Investigators have ruled out alcohol and or drugs as contributing factors on the part of the driver, and the pedestrian was noted to be wearing dark non-reflective clothing.

Both lanes of the highway were closed for several hours while investigators, including an RCMP Collision Analyst, examined the scene. The vehicle involved sustained significant front-end damage and was towed from the scene, and will undergo a mechanical inspection.

If anyone witnessed the collision or has dash cam footage of the incident, please contact the Nanaimo RCMP Traffic Unit at 250-754-2345.

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