Police identify victim of fatal crash

Police said victim of fatal collision between a car and mobility scooter was a long-time resident of Nanaimo.

An elderly man died after his scooter and a car collided Wednesday afternoon.

An elderly man died after his scooter and a car collided Wednesday afternoon.

Nanaimo RCMP have identified man who died Tuesday after his mobility scooter collided with a car.

Clifford Allan Schmidt, 78, a long-time resident of Nanaimo, was driving his mobility scooter northbound on Old Victoria Road at about 2:15 p.m. when he unexpectedly crossed the road and was struck by a southbound car.

There was no crosswalk or intersection where he tried to cross.

Schmidt died shortly after he was  rushed to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Speed and alcohol have been ruled out as contributing factors and a mechanical inspection was conducted on the car Wednesday.

Police expect no charges will be laid against the 19-year-old woman who was driving the car.

She was not injured in the collision.

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