Pedestrian injured in collision with motor vehicle


2024-02-29 08:00 PST

File # 2024-6277

 A pedestrian has been airlifted to a hospital in Victoria after being involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. The incident occurred at approximately 11:15 PM on Tuesday February 27, 2024, in the 200 block of Nicol St.

Police, Fire and BCEHS responded. The victim, a Nanaimo woman in her 50’s, was treated at the scene by BCEHS then transported to the Nanaimo hospital with life- threatening injuries. She was later airlifted to a hospital in Victoria.

Police spoke with the driver of the vehicle, a man in his 40’s, who was driving a Toyota Prius. The driver remained at the scene. Drugs and alcohol have been ruled out as contributing factors on part of the driver. Based on evidence obtained, police have been able to determine that the vehicle involved was proceeding southbound on Nicol St. When the collision occurred, the vehicle was passing in front of the MGM restaurant. When the collision occurred, the victim was attempting to cross over the four-lane roadway, in an area where there was no designated crosswalk. Investigators noted that it was raining at the time and the victim was wearing dark non-reflective clothing.

The roadway was closed for upwards of 3 hours while investigators including a Collision Analyst examined the scene and collected forensic evidence. The vehicle involved was seized for investigative purposes.

Investigators are asking for any dashcam video from motorists who were in the area at the time of the collision or anyone who has eye witness evidence. If you have information on this incident, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

Released by:

R/Cst Gary O'Brien
Media Relations Officer
Nanaimo RCMP
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-5445
Cell: 250-713-0701


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