Woman on mobility scooter struck by driver in Nanaimo: RCMP

Woman on mobility scooter struck by driver in Nanaimo: RCMP

A woman on a mobility scooter was struck by the driver of a van on Front Street near the Nanaimo Harbour Ferry Terminal, according to RCMP.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, and the street was partially closed with an RCMP traffic reconstructionist on scene, Mounties told CHEK News.

Around 4:30 p.m., Nanaimo Fire Rescue took to X (formerly Twitter) asking commuters to avoid the area due to “an active scene post motor vehicle accident.”

RCMP said fire crews had to help free the 83-year-old victim, who had become pinned under the vehicle after crossing the street in the crosswalk. Paramedics with BC Ambulance Service then transported her to hospital.

In a release, RCMP says the woman had serious injuries and is currently in the hospital.

RCMP has ruled out drugs and alcohol as contributing factors for the 70-year-old driver.

Several witnesses on the scene say the woman was making a right-hand turn into Port Place Mall when she struck the victim.

Anyone who has dashcam footage or is an eyewitness is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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