Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses to a hit and run on Lorenzen Lane on March 4, where the driver of a black SUV struck a couple and their two dogs.
Around 3:20 p.m. Geoff and June, whose last names are being withheld by Nanaimo RCMP, were walking with their two dogs, Marley and Taz, along Lorenzen Lane when they were hit by a black SUV.
The couple was walking single file on the side of the road, each with one dog on a short leash, when the vehicle struck June. The force of the collision pushed June into Geoff, then both the couple and their dogs fell into the ditch.
The suspect vehicle stopped and Geoff tried to flag the driver down to call 911, but the driver sped off towards Superior Road, according to RCMP.
Minutes later, another vehicle drove by and the driver called 911.
Based on where they were walking and given that the driver actually stopped the vehicle after striking them, it is inconceivable that the driver did not realize what had transpired, Const. Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP said in a news release.
June was transported to the Nanaimo hospital with significant non-life threatening injuries while Geoff sustained soft-tissue bruising.
One of their dogs was seriously injured and required surgery to repair one of its legs.
The other dog suffered serious bruising.
Pieces of the vehicle were found at the scene, meaning the SUV would have sustained damage to the front driver’s side.
If anyone has information on this incident, contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file number 2022-7458.
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