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Pedestrian struck along Hammond Bay Road taken to hospital in Victoria

Person hit has life-threatening injuries

UPDATE: A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle along Hammond Bay Road this afternoon has been transported to hospital in Victoria with life-threatening injuries, according to a social media post from Nanaimo RCMP. The road has been reopened to traffic.

PREVIOUSLY POSTED: A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle this afternoon and Hammond Bay Road is closed to traffic in the area.

According to a Nanaimo RCMP press release, the incident happened Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. near Hammond Bay Road and Brigantine Drive.

A subsequent social media post from police noted that the injured party is in critical condition and has been transported to hospital.

Police, firefighters and paramedics are on scene. RCMP say the driver remained at the scene and is co-operating with investigators.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area. Police say more details will be provided when available.

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Nanaimo RCMP closed a section of Hammond Bay Road on Wednesday, March 6, after a pedestrian was hit at the Brigantine Drive intersection. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin