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30-year-old pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle on Island Highway Monday night

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A 30-year-old man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle in Nanaimo on Monday evening.

The incident occurred at around 9:30 p.m. on April 4th at the intersection of Norwell Drive and Highway 19A.

Nanaimo RCMP are now asking for anyone with dashcam footage who may have witnessed a pedestrian being struck to come forward.

Nanaimo RCMP officers were first on scene, including an on duty patrol officer who had witnessed the collision. 

Immediately after the incident, the officer began emergency first aid on the injured person until EHS arrived on scene. 

The man was transported to hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. 

According to witnesses, the pedestrian was attempting to walk across the intersection of the southbound lanes when he was struck by an older model grey Toyota Camry driving southbound. 

Allegedly, the southbound traffic was proceeding on a green light when the pedestrian was struck. 

The driver involved, a man in his early 20’s, stopped his vehicle a short distance away and is cooperating with investigators. 

The southbound lanes were closed for several hours while investigators examined the scene. 

Officers were able to rule out alcohol as a contributing factor on part of the driver. His vehicle was seized and will undergo a mechanical inspection.

Anyone with dash cam footage who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.

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