(Nanaimo RCMP)

Nanaimo RCMP are asking the public for help to identify the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit and run that took place in February.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, February 3rd, in the parking lot of the 7-11 located at the corner of Fifth Street and Bruce Avenue.

According to witnesses, the suspect driver was seen backing out of a parking stall on the west side of the 7-11.

The vehicle then accelerated forward approximately 30 feet and struck a 37-year-old male victim.

He was flipped onto the hood of the vehicle by the impact and fell to the ground. The driver did not stop and continued out of the parking lot.

The vehicle was seen driving through a stop sign at Fifth Street and Bruce Avenue without stopping and continued southbound on Bruce Avenue.

The victim suffered lacerations to his head and was transported to the Nanaimo hospital for treatment.

Nanaimo RCMP have distributed a photo showing the vehicle speeding away from the scene, as well as photos of two people who may have witnessed the collision.

Suspect Vehicle Nanaimo
(Nanaimo RCMP)

Police are confident neither person was involved in the incident, but they were seen speaking with the suspect driver prior to the collision and could have information about the investigation.

Anyone who has information on this incident is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2021-4180.

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