Elderly man hit by car

An elderly man was taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital after he was hit by a car Monday.

The mishap occurred about 2 p.m. when a 78-year-old man crossing Nicol Street at the Esplanade intersection was struck by a grey 1999 Toyota Corolla, driven by a 77-year-old woman.

"Witnesses stated the pedestrian crossed on a red light and the driver could not avoid a collision," said Const. Gary O'Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman.

O'Brien said the last word on the man's condition was that he was in stable condition in hospital.

No charges are pending against the driver of the Toyota.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

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