Senior suffers minor injuries in hit and run

RCMP searching for suspect vehicle that knocked down elderly man at a Nanaimo gas bar.

Nanaimo Mounties are looking for witnesses to a hit-and-run at the Mid-Island Co-Op gas bar at Brooks Landing.

The incident happened Thursday at about 7:20 p.m. when an 81-year-old Nanaimo man was knocked to the ground by a vehicle backing up.

The vehicle – a large, red four-door sedan with a sunroof, possibly a Mercedes or BMW – then left the scene.

The victim suffered scrapes to his head and one hand and was not taken to hospital.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about the vehicle and its driver is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at