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Man struck and killed by car near hospital

A 70-year-old man died after he was hit by a car in Nanaimo Friday.

The accident happened at about 5:30 p.m. when the victim tried to cross Dufferin Crescent near the Seafield Crescent intersection and was hit by a newer model Nissan driven by a Nanaimo woman, 80.

Police said the victim sustained traumatic head and internal injures. He was rushed by ambulance to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Nanaimo RCMP Traffic Services investigated with help from a traffic re-constructionist. B.C. Coroners Service also attended the scene.

Police said the man was not in a marked crosswalk and was wearing non-reflective clothing when he was hit. Light rain and foggy conditions limited visibility. No charges are expected against the driver. Next of kin have been advised and RCMP Victim Services were called to assist the driver and the deceased’s family members.

The victim’s name has not been released.

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