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Charges approved months after couple and dogs struck by vehicle in Lantzville

Incident last March sent woman to hospital, dog required surgery
A 34-year-old Lantzville man is facing charges connected with a hit-and-run incident from this past March that injured a woman and her dog. (File photo)

Charges have been laid in a hit-and-run collision from earlier this year that sent a 54-year-old woman to hospital with serious injuries and harmed one of her dogs.

The incident happened March 4 on Lorenzen Lane in upper Lantzville.

According to a Nanaimo RCMP press release, the injured woman told police she and her husband were walking single file with their two dogs and facing traffic when a vehicle approached from behind and struck her.

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The collision drove all four of them into the ditch, but the woman’s husband managed to obtain a partial licence plate number and details of the suspect vehicle before it drove off.

B.C. Emergency Health Services was called and transported the woman to hospital. One of her dogs required a full knee replacement.

“The investigation was complicated and time-consuming; however, investigators from the Nanaimo RCMP traffic unit were tenacious and able to identify the alleged driver and vehicle involved,” said reserve Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, in the press release.

A 34-year-old from Lantzville was charged with one count of failing to stop after an accident and one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm. He is expected to make his first court appearance in provincial court in Nanaimo next month.

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