A hit and run on Highway 19 sent one car into the ditch and onto its roof — and sent police on a quest to find out who was responsible.
Oceanside RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson said the incident took place at about 6:15 p.m. Monday when a northbound vehicle on Highway 19 at Hillview Road in Nanoose Bay was seen to leave the highway and slam into the ditch.
When police and ambulance personnel arrived a short time later, they found a 1991 Chevrolet on its roof and its 39-year-old driver, a Nanaimo man, suffering from minor injuries.
The incident was witnessed by another motorists, who described seeing a second vehicle clip the rear bumper, sending it into the ditch. The witness was able to describe the offending vehicle, which did not stop at the scene.
Police found it though, and are continuing their investigation into the matter.
— News staff