Woman struck by car on Highway 19A in serious condition: Nanaimo RCMP

Woman struck by car on Highway 19A in serious condition: Nanaimo RCMP

A woman was hit by a car and seriously injured on a Nanaimo highway Tuesday night.

Nanaimo RCMP say shortly after 11:00 p.m., a woman was struck by a vehicle while crossing Highway 19A at the intersection of Mostar and Rutherford Road.

The driver made the call to 911 to report the incident and they remained on scene and cooperated with police, according to RCMP.

Paramedics treated the victim before transporting her to the Nanaimo hospital for emergency treatment, where she is currently in serious condition.

According to Const. Gary O’Brien, all indications say the vehicle was travelling at the posted speed while it was travelling southbound in the slow lane.

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Police have cleared the driver of impairment and noted that the pedestrian was “wearing dark non-reflective clothing.”

According to the report released by police, the vehicle, an older grey Volkswagen Jetta, sustained significant front-end damage and was towed from the scene.

Both lanes of the highway had to be closed for several hours while an RCMP Collision Analyst team investigated the incident.

A few witnesses have come forward who “heard” the incident take place, however O’Brien says investigators require additional information and are seeking witnesses who may have actually seen the crash occur.

Witnesses of the collision, or those with dash cam footage of the incident are urged to contact the Nanaimo RCMP Traffic Unit at 250-754-2345.

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