(Black Press file)

Man struck by car in Mostar Road area in early-morning accident

Nanaimo RCMP investigating with assistance of traffic analyst

A man suffered serious injuries early Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle near Nanaimo North Town Centre.

According to a Nanaimo RCMP press release, the accident, involving a 26-year-old man, occurred at 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Mostar Road and Old Island Highway and closed the intersection for several hours while the investigation was taking place.

Police, fire rescue and paramedics were on scene and based on statements from independent witnesses and the driver, it appears the man was trying to cross the highway against a red light and with no pedestrian walk light, according to the press release.

The man was taken to Nanaimo hospital by paramedics, where he remains. The driver, a 51-year-old woman from Nanaimo, didn’t suffer any injuries and her Dodge Dart was towed away and will receive a mechanical inspection, the release said.

While it is early in the investigation, drugs and alcohol are not considered contributing factors for the driver and Nanaimo police are being assisted by an RCMP traffic analyst.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Best of the City: Live-streaming in quarantine

Arts and entertainment community resilient in the face of a pandemic

Tour de Rock arrives in Nanaimo, now it’s off to the next station

Cops for Cancer team completes Nanaimo section of Vancouver Island cycle relay

Best of the City: Burger joint is tops in Nanaimo

Newly opened Top Notch Burgers Grill and Lounge voted Best Hamburgers

Best of the City: Breathe easy

Modo Yoga wins Best Yoga Studio category during challenging time for health and wellness businesses

Nanaimo’s new NightOwls baseball team announces first player signings

Four NCAA Div. 1 players, three of them Canadians, added to roster

Tour de Rock arrives in Nanaimo, now it’s off to the next station

Cops for Cancer team completes Nanaimo section of Vancouver Island cycle relay

Best of the City: This year’s winners

Nanaimo News Bulletin presents full results of our 2020 Best of the City readers’ survey

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mask rules inconsistent

Letter writer says he won’t pay fine for violating COVID-19 Related Measures Act

End of CERB means uncertainty for some, new system for others

As of a week ago, the CERB had paid out $79.3 billion to 8.8 million people

Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops

Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24 earlier this week

Victoria-area RCMP locate high-risk sex offender thanks to help of taxi cab driver

Scott Jones wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, ‘a risk to women and girls,’ police say

Canadian ski resorts wrestle with pandemic-vs.-profit dilemma as COVID-19 persists

Few are actually restricting the total number of skiers they allow on the hill

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Most Read