VicPD investigators are looking to speak to witnesses after an elderly Victoria man died after being taken to hospital with a head injury.

Last Thursday, just before 6:30 p.m., the man was located in the parking lot of a car dealership in the 1000-block of Yates Street.

An unidentified witness alerted employees at the car lot of the man lying prone on the ground. Staff from the dealership provided medical aid and called for an ambulance.

The senior man was unconscious before being able to speak with investigators.

During his treatment, medical staff alerted investigators to the man’s injuries, which met the threshold to warrant further investigation.

The man never regained consciousness and succumbed to his injuries two days later. Investigators were able to identify him but are withholding his name pending notification of his next of kin.

While our investigation has not pointed to suggestions of foul play, investigators are looking to speak with the witness who alerted dealership staff to the elderly male,”  said Bowen Osoko, the head of community engagement for Victoria Police.

“As well as witnesses who may have been in or around the area of the 1000-block of Yates Street between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. on December 15th.”

If you have any information, you are asked to call the VicPD non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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