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Nanaimo woman critically injured in vehicle collision


A pedestrian was airlifted to a Victoria hospital following a collision with a motor vehicle on Tuesday.

The crash occurred at around 11:15 p.m. on February 27th, in the 200 block of Nicol Street.

The victim, identified as a woman in her 50s from Nanaimo, sustained life-threatening injuries.

After receiving initial treatment from paramedics at the scene, she was transported to Nanaimo Hospital and later airlifted to Victoria for further medical care.

The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 40s, driving a Toyota Prius, cooperated with investigators and remained at the scene.

Police have ruled out drugs and alcohol as contributing factors on the driver’s part.

Based on gathered evidence, investigators determined that the vehicle was traveling southbound on Nicol Street and was passing in front of the MGM restaurant when the collision occurred.

The pedestrian was crossing the four-lane roadway at an area without a designated crosswalk.

Investigators noted that it was raining at the time of the incident, and the pedestrian was wearing dark, non-reflective clothing.

The roadway was closed for over three hours as investigators, including a collision analyst, examined the scene and collected forensic evidence.

The vehicle involved was seized for investigative purposes and later released.

Nanaimo RCMP are appealing to the public for any dashcam footage from motorists who were in the vicinity at the time of the collision or any eyewitness accounts.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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