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A strange incident that happened in mid-October has led the Nanaimo RCMP to ask the public for assistance.

On October 18, between 3:00 and 3:30 pm, a male was struck in the head and knocked unconscious while walking along a Nanaimo roadway.

The 59-year-old man had been walking by himself near the Wellington Beer and Wine Store, located at 3956 Victoria Ave, when suddenly and without warning, he was rendered unconscious.

When he came to he was bleeding from a gash to the back of his head.

Bystanders Helped But Didn’t See What Happened

People working nearby did not see the incident but reacted when they saw him lying on the roadway. BC Paramedics and police attended.

While being attended to the male regained consciousness and was transported to local hospital where he received several stitches to close the wound to his head.

To this day, the male has no idea what caused him to lose consciousness and told investigators he does not suffer from seizures and is in good physical health.

Progress Unlikely Without Further Information

Investigators canvassed the area in hope of finding any witnesses or video surveillance but were not successful. The victim later told police all he remembers is hearing the sound of screeching tires before losing consciousness.

“Without further information investigators cannot determine what actually caused the incident and are unable to proceed further with the investigation,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

If you have any information on this incident, call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or call 1-800-222-8477.