A Nanaimo pedestrian continues to struggle after the man was knocked unconscious by an egg thrown from a passing vehicle late last month.
According to Nanaimo RCMP, the incident took place at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Feb. 25 along Uplands Drive near the Edgewater Lane turn-off.
When police arrived on the scene, paramedics were already attending to the 37-year-old victim and ultimately transported him to hospital.
Witnesses told police that the victim was standing at the bus stop on the west side of Uplands Drive.
A small, dark-coloured vehicle drove past and an object was thrown from a side passenger window.
Witnesses told police that the object — which was later determined to be an egg — struck the victim in the head and he fell to the ground.
Police say that nearly two weeks later, the victim still has limited memory of the incident and continues to have some difficulty with his thought process.
“We believe the person who threw the egg probably didn’t intend to cause injury and may have no idea what actually happened. With that in mind, this individual and those in the vehicle, need to step up, take responsibility for their actions and call the police,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo.
If anyone has information on this incident, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2022-6661.
Police say the victim has agreed to have his picture released showing him being treated.