A pedestrian is loaded into the back of an ambulance with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries after being struck as a motorist backed up to park near Pym St. and Soriel Rd. in Parksville Tuesday afternoon, March 27, 2018. — Adam Kveton photo

A pedestrian is loaded into the back of an ambulance with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries after being struck as a motorist backed up to park near Pym St. and Soriel Rd. in Parksville Tuesday afternoon, March 27, 2018. — Adam Kveton photo

Pedestrian sent to hospital after being struck by car in Parksville

RCMP officer on scene said injuries looked to be minor

A woman was sent to hospital in Naniamo Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a car in Parksville as the motorist backed up to park, according to an Oceanside RCMP officer on-scene.

The collision in a residential area at Pym Street and Soriel Road occurred March 27 at about 4:15 p.m. Const. White said the motorist was backing up to park and collided with the pedestrian, who is about 75 years old, he said.

BC Ambulance Service paramedics responded and placed the pedestrian on a stretcher to deliver her to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. White said the injuries looked to be “pretty minor, hopefully.”