Police in Nanaimo are asking for witnesses who might have seen a hit and run accident that sent a male pedestrian to hospital. The incident happened on Skinner Street just north of the Old City Station Pub in downtown at about 10:10 p.m. March 9.
The victim, 50, left the Foundry Pub just before 10 p.m. He and a friend walked on Cliff and Benson streets before he was clipped from behind by an unknown vehicle on Skinner Street. The vehicle, believed to be yellow, was last seen driving toward Bastion Street.
The man was treated at the scene by paramedics before he was taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for severe bruising. Anyone with information is asked to please call Const. Rick McRae at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.