Po­lice urged cau­tion af­ter man, 62, struck at cross­walk in Nanaimo

Times Colonist - - The Capital -

Nanaimo RCMP are urg­ing mo­torists and pedes­tri­ans to be cau­tious af­ter a 62-yearold man was struck while legally us­ing a cross­walk.

The man was treated for bumps and bruises in hos­pi­tal af­ter the col­li­sion, which oc­curred about 4 p.m. Thurs­day at the in­ter­sec­tion of Dover Road and Dick­in­son Cross­ing.

He was struck by a 77-year-old man in a pickup truck who was try­ing to make a left-hand turn onto Dover. The vic­tim was knocked off his feet and back­ward.

Po­lice said it ap­pears the driver didn’t see the pedes­trian, who was wear­ing “rea­son­ably dark cloth­ing.”

They said pedes­tri­ans should take a mo­ment to think about whether they are seen be­fore step­ping off a curb, while mo­torists should take care when trav­el­ling over a cross­walk.

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