Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after a hit-and-run incident outside the 7-Eleven store at University Village Mall Feb. 3. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after a hit-and-run incident outside the 7-Eleven store at University Village Mall Feb. 3. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP speak to people of interest in hit-and-run investigation

Police continuing to investigate Feb. 3 incident in Harewood

UPDATE: The Nanaimo RCMP has reported that the man and woman identified as persons of interest in the hit-and-run investigation have been identified. The woman has spoken with investigators and said that that there is no connection between herself, the person who was with her, and the driver of the suspect vehicle.

PREVIOUSLY POSTED: The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s help to identify the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run that sent a pedestrian to hospital.

Investigators are also attempting to identify two people of interest who may have witnessed the collision.

The incident happened at about 9 p.m. Feb. 3 in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven at the corner of Fifth Street and Bruce Avenue, according to an RCMP press release.

Police and B.C. Ambulance Service paramedics attended the scene where the 37-year-old victim suffered lacerations to his head and was transported to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for treatment.

Officers spoke with several witnesses who said the suspect driver was seen backing out of a parking stall outside the business. The vehicle then accelerated forward and struck the victim, causing him to flip over the hood of the vehicle and fall to the ground. The driver did not stop and continued out of the parking lot. The vehicle was last seen driving through the stop sign at Fifth Street and Bruce Avenue without stopping and continued southbound on Bruce Avenue.

“Investigators are confident that the unidentified man and woman are not involved in the hit and run,” Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said in the press release. “They were, however, seen speaking with the suspect driver just prior to the collision, and therefore they may be able to provide information that can further the investigation.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345, and quote file No. 2021-4180.

READ ALSO: Driver flees, then turns herself in after hitting pedestrian in downtown Nanaimo



photos@nanaimobulletin.com
Like us on
Facebook and follow us on Twitter

collisionCrimeRCMP BriefsTraffic

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

Just Posted

Nanaimo playwright Anne Nesbitt is presenting a staged reading of her play about Indigenous conservationist Gertrude Bernard, also known as Anahareo (from left). (Photo courtesy Andrew Nesbitt/Riding Mountain National Park)
Nanaimo playwright tells the story of Indigenous woman who ‘saved the beaver’

Anne Nesbitt presents ‘Anahareo’ as part of TheatreOne staged reading series

The City of Nanaimo is looking at spending another $400,000 on security throughout downtown in 2021, with a focus on overnight security. (Stock photo)
City of Nanaimo looks at increasing downtown security

Council members will consider $400,000 increase in 2021, $1.45 million in 2022

‘Nanaimo’ will be spelled out in five-foot-tall letters upon a slab of concrete overlooking Swy-a-Lana Lagoon at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Greg Sakaki/The News Bulletin)
Five-foot-tall letters spelling out ‘Nanaimo’ coming to Maffeo Sutton Park

$50,000-project expected to be installed by the end of April

Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help find a 37-year-old man who was last seen early Tuesday, April 13. (Photo submitted)
RCMP searching for missing Nanaimo man

Friends, family of Robert William Sport, 37, extremely concerned for his safety and well-being

Restaurant patrons enjoy the weather on a patio in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 5, 2021. The province has restricted indoor dining at all restaurants in B.C. due to a spike in COVID-19 numbers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C.’s COVID-19 indoor dining, drinking ban extending into May

Restaurant association says patio rules to be clarified

Titanic was the largest and most luxurious ship in the world. Photo provided and colourized by Jiri Ferdinand.
QUIZ: How much do you know about the world’s most famous shipwreck?

Titanic sank 109 years ago today, after hitting an iceberg

Two men were seen removing red dresses alongside the Island Highway in Oyster Bay. (Submitted photo)
Two men filmed removing red dresses from trees on highway near Ladysmith

Activists hung the dresses to raise awareness for Vancouver Island’s Murdered/Missing Women & Girls

Facebook screenshot of the sea lion on Holberg Road. (Greg Clarke Facebook video)
VIDEO: Sea lion randomly spotted on remote B.C. logging road

Greg Clarke was driving home on the Holberg Road April 12, when he saw a large sea lion.

A Nanaimo man will serve nine months in jail for the sexual assault of a young girl he admitted to having committed more than 40 years ago. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo man sentenced for sexually abusing girl more than 40 years ago

Man, now 71, gets nine-month sentence for abuse of friend’s daughter

A youth was arrested following a car crash on Wallace Street on Saturday, April 10. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo teen arrested a day after allegedly assaulting and bullying victim

Teen taken into custody after wielding weapon and threatening driver at scene of car crash

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government)
Tougher COVID-19 restrictions in B.C., including travel, still ‘on the table’: Horgan

John Horgan says travel restrictions will be discussed Wednesday by the provincial cabinet

Killer whales surface near Sebastion Beach in Lantzville on Sunday, April 11. (Photo courtesy Ella Smiley)
Orcas near the beach thrill whale watchers in Lantzville

Jagged-finned orca named Chainsaw and 17 others spent hours off Sebastion Beach this weekend

RCMP on scene yesterday at the altercation at the trailer park. (Submitted photo)
Violent altercation at Port Hardy trailer park sends one to hospital

Police say man confronted another over airsoft shooting, then was attacked with a weapon

Most Read