Driver in luxury-car hit-and-run near Qualiucm Beach may have had medical emergency

An update to a story first reported in The NEWS on Tuesday

The driver of a black Mercedes Benz caught in a suspicious hit and run along Corcan Road Friday is being released from hospital after suffering a medical condition, which may explain a strange series of events, according to police.

Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman said a tow truck company got in touch with police after The NEWS first reported the accident Tuesday, where a luxury vehicle smashed into a rural fence causing “significant” damages.

“The tow truck company advised they did go get the car and apparently the driver suffered a medical emergency and had to go to hospital,” Foreman said, noting the driver is in his mid-50s.

He said police are waiting for the driver to contact police.

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