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Parksville senior succumbs to injuries from crosswalk crash

Police investigation into tragic accident continues in Oceanside

The 88-year-old Parksville man who was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street last week has died of his injuries.

Oceanside RCMP Corporal Jesse Foreman said the man died while in the intensive care unit at Victoria General Hospital.

The accident took place last Wednesday evening when a 63-year-old driver of a pickup truck was attempting to turn left from Highway 19A onto Bagshaw Street in Parksville.

The victim was in the crosswalk at the time of the crash.

Although Foreman had noted earlier that the sun, which was low in the sky at the time, was a significant factor and neither alcohol nor speed are believed to have been a factor, he said the outcome of the Oceanside RCMP investigation is still pending. Out of respect for the family, no names will be released.