Mounties in Nanaimo are looking for witnesses or information after an 18-year-old pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run in the parking lot of Brooks Landing Mall.
The hit-and-run happened sometime between 11:30-11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, according to RCMP.
The woman told police she was walking through the parking lot toward a crosswalk at Estevan Road when she saw a grey SUV approach.
“As the vehicle got closer to her, she heard the engine being revved,” Nanaimo RCMP said. “The next thing she knew the front end of the vehicle struck her in her upper leg, with enough force to lift her off the ground.”
The woman managed to stay upright, but she didn’t get a good look at the driver or vehicle before it continued through the parking lot. The vehicle was last seen turning onto Estevan Road.
The pedestrian called her boyfriend, who drove her to hospital where she received treatment for soft tissue damange. She then reported the incident to Nanaimo RCMP.
She reported seeing another vehicle driving by in the aftermath of the collision and said a passenger in the vehicle asked if she was OK, but the vehicle did not stop.
Mounties also said they couldn’t find any surveillance cameras in the parking lot that would’ve caught the collision.
Police are now asking anyone with information on the collision to come forward to call them at 250-754-2345 and quote file number 2021-38398.