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Pedestrian taken to hospital after being struck by camper van in Qualicum Beach

Man sustained serious injuries; RCMP investigation continues
Police and passersby are shown near the Petro-Canada station in Qualicum Beach after a camper van struck a pedestrian, who was taken to hospital in Victoria, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Mara Wilson/Facebook photo)

A pedestrian sustained serious injuries after he was struck by a camper van Saturday in Qualicum Beach.

The collision occurred on First Ave West, just west of the intersection with Primrose Street.

Cpl. Travis Strong of the Oceanside RCMP said: “I can confirm a camper van struck a male pedestrian who was standing next to his own car. The pedestrian was not dragged and was found in front of his vehicle. He sustained serious injuries and was taken to Victoria General Hospital where he is in stable, but serious, condition.”

Strong said bystanders convinced the driver to stop two blocks away (in the area near a Petro-Canada station) and they stayed with the driver until police arrived. A roadside screening device was administered, the driver blew a ‘zero’, meaning no alcohol was detected.

“We received information from several witnesses and the investigation is currently ongoing,” said Strong.

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— NEWS Staff

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