Nanaimo man arrested
(Image / Tom Brenner)

A woman who may have caused a vehicle collision in Nanaimo fled the area on foot and is now the subject of an RCMP search.

According to a statement from Nanaimo RCMP, two Ford F-150 trucks — one white, one blue — collided at the intersection of Wellington Road and Jordan Ave at around midnight on December 2.

When officers arrived at the scene, they spoke to the driver of the white truck, which had been hit by the blue truck, and found that the driver of the latter truck had fled the scene on foot minutes after the collision.

“The victim driver, was not injured but left shaken by the ordeal,  told investigators he was driving south bound on Wellington Road when he saw a blue F-150 driving directly at him,” RCMP said in their statement.

“With no time to react, the suspect vehicle crashed into the front grill of his vehicle.”

The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a heavy-set woman wearing a red mask, who appeared to be uninjured in the crash.

The vehicle itself had no plates, and the ignition appeared to have been tampered with. However the truck was not reported stolen at the time of the crash.

Despite the use of a K9 unit, police were unable to track the suspect down, but evidence in the truck led them to a residence in central Nanaimo.

Police say the occupant of that property was “less than cooperative” and the woman remains at large.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2020-43188.

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