Driver dies after being struck by RV along highway in Parksville

Driver dies after being struck by RV along highway in Parksville

A woman has died following a two-vehicle collision involving an RV along the Alberni Highway in Parksville, according to Oceanside RCMP.

In a report released on Tuesday, police say that the incident took place near the old train station in Parksville at approximately 2 p.m. on April 26.

When police responded to the scene of the two-vehicle crash, officers were able to determine from evidence and witness statements that a 78-year-old female from Nanaimo was parked in her car on the shoulder of the highway, facing Parksville.

The report suggests she then tried to pull a U-turn in an attempt to head in the other direction towards Coombs.

The driver made the U-turn directly in front of an oncoming recreational vehicle resulting in a T-bone, broadside collision.

Along with the driver of the car, there was a 93-year-old male passenger in the vehicle as well and both had to be extracted.

The two were transported to hospital by the BC Ambulance Service, however, the 78-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries while being treated.

“Neither speed nor intoxicants were factors in this collision. Charges are not a consideration as the offending driver is now deceased,” reads a statement from Oceanside RCMP.

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