Fatal pedestrian MVA
A 60 year old male has died after being struck by a semi-trailer near the intersection of Aulds Road and the Nanaimo Parkway. The incident was reported at 4:10 pm on Wednesday January 18, 2017 and occurred approximately 600 meters south of the Aulds Road intersection and the Nanaimo Parkway. It was initially reported the deceased had been transported to the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. That information was incorrect.
Investigators spoke with numerous witnesses and the driver involved. They have determined the deceased attempted to cross the Nanaimo Parkway and in doing so was struck by the semi-trailer. The driver remained at the scene and co-operated with investigators. Drugs and alcohol have been ruled out as contributing factors. It was raining and roads were wet at the time of the accident. The deceased male was found to be wearing dark non-reflective clothing. Both northbound lanes were closed for several hours while investigators and an RCMP Traffic Analyst examined the accident scene. The Nanaimo RCMP Victim Services personnel attended to the scene and provided assistance to the driver.
The BC Coroners Service attended and is working collaboratively with the Nanaimo RCMP. Next of kin of the deceased have been notified and the accident is actively being investigated.
If anyone witnessed the incident or saw the deceased prior to the crash, please contact Constable Martin Kortas of the Nanaimo RCMP Municipal Traffic Unit at 250-754-2345.