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A driver turned herself into the Nanaimo RCMP after hitting a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk and fleeing the scene.

Police say the incident occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. Friday morning, at the intersection of Terminal Avenue and Commercial Street.

Witnesses told officers on the scene that a 60-year-old woman was proceeding legally through a marked crosswalk when she was struck by an older model blue pickup travelling northbound on Terminal Avenue.

The pickup truck then fled the scene.

Shortly afterward, a 32-year-old woman turned herself into the Nanaimo RCMP and identified herself as the driver in the incident.

She was arrested for charges of dangerous driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident, and has been held in cells.

The victim was transported to the Nanaimo hospital and treated for relatively minor injuries. Police say she is expected to make a full recovery.

Anyone with dash cam or cell phone video of the incident or footage of the suspect vehicle’s pre-collision driving is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP Municipal Traffic Unit at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2021-7073.

Police are still investigating.

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