Nanaimo man arrested
(Image / Tom Brenner)

A 53-year-old pedestrian has been hospitalized with serious but non-life threatening injuries after he was hit by a vehicle in Nanaimo.

The incident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday May 17 in the 1700 block of Cedar Road.

Police and paramedics attended the site and found that the male victim was walking southbound along the street with another man when he decided to cross the road.

While doing so, he was hit by a F350 pickup truck going northbound. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

The 37-year-old driver of the truck remained on site to cooperate with investigators.

The vehicle was seized and will undergo a mechanical inspection as the investigation continues.