Emergency crews are on scene. (Image: Tylor Sherman / Flickr )


Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses after a serious collision on the weekend left a 87-year-old woman with serious injuries.

The accident, which involved a 2012 red Nissan Versa driven by the woman and a 2002 silver Nissan Xterra with an Alberta license plate driven by a 23-year-old man, happened in the early morning hours of December 1, around 6:00 a.m., at the intersection of Bowen Road and Dufferin Crescent.

According to police, the Xterra was going southbound on Bowen Road when the male driver turned left in front of the Nissan Versa which was proceeding northbound and legally through a green light.

The woman suffered “significant injuries” and was taken to hospital where she remains.  The man only suffered minor injuries.

“Given the time of the day and location of the collision, investigators believe there may have been several witnesses to the collision, and investigators would like to speak with them,” Const. Gary O’Brien, said in a media release.

Anyone with information on the incident, please call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 and cite file number 2018-44093.


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