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A pedestrian has been hospitalized with serious but non life-threatening injuries after a hit and run incident in Nanaimo.

According to RCMP, the 56-year-old man was walking in the 600 block of Milton Street at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 16th when he was struck by a car.

Police arrived as paramedics were taking the injured man to hospital and spoke to several people who said they heard the collision but did not see it.

Bystanders found the injured man on the side of the road and called 911. They also told police that they heard the sound of a vehicle engine revving and driving away.

Police found several items at the scene, including parts of a motor vehicle.

Seven hours later, at around 9:30 a.m., Nanaimo RCMP officers gathered enough evidence to seize a grey 2004 Toyota Corolla that was parked in front of a home in the 100 block of Gillespie Street.

Investigators believe it may have been involved in the hit and run and are now obtaining a search warrant to examine it further.

Police are also seeking witnesses and any motorists in the vicinity at the time of the crash to review their dash cam footage for possible evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.