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Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating the driver of a van who caused a woman to be taken to hospital with serious injuries after a hit and run. 

The incident took place in the afternoon of January 3rd in the parking lot of a Petro Can gas station, located at 4320 Uplands Drive in Nanaimo. 

A woman was exiting her vehicle in the parking lot when another vehicle backed up, pinning the woman’s arm between the door post and frame of her vehicle. Several people came to her aid, yelling for the driver to stop. 

The driver in question responded by driving forward, then pulling away from the parking lot and driving away northbound on Uplands Drive towards Turner Road. 

The suspect driver is described as an elderly, heavy set white female, with white hair and some dark streaks. The vehicle is described as a dark grey van, with no hubcaps on the back wheels, and a handicap sign hanging in the front window. 

If anyone has information on the identity of the driver or of the vehicle involved, please call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.

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