A pedestrian in Nanaimo was hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross the street at a marked crosswalk.

The 62-year-old man was crossing the street at about 4 p.m. on Thursday when he was struck by a 77-year-old man who was driving an older model pick up, trying to turn left onto Dover Rd.

BC Paramedics, police, and fire officials attended the scene and transported the victim to the hospital where he was treated for bumps, bruises and soreness, and was later discharged.

The driver remained on site and cooperated with authorities.

“At the time of the collision, it was still daylight and while the pedestrian was crossing legally, it appears the driver may not have seen him,” said Cst. Gary O’Brien of Nanaimo RCMP.

“It was also noted by the investigators the victim was wearing reasonably dark clothing.”

RCMP also issued a reminder to both pedestrians and drivers to be cautious this time of year – pedestrians should wait to make sure drivers have seen them before crossing, and drivers must pause at each crosswalk before they make a turn.

Officers are still investigating the incident and no charges have been laid.

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