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Pedestrian struck in Port Alberni hit and run

91-year-old driver under investigation

An elderly driver is under investigation after a hit and run crash in Port Alberni on Thursday that left one pedestrian injured.

On Dec. 20 at 8:37 p.m., the Port Alberni RCMP responded to a pedestrian hit and run at the intersection of Tebo Avenue and Johnston Road.

A 15-year-old was walking westbound across Tebo Avenue in the crosswalk and was within a short distance of the curb when he was struck by a Chevrolet pickup truck that was turning left off of Johnston Road. The driver pulled over, stopping briefly to examine his vehicle, then left the scene.

BC Ambulance Service attended the scene. The pedestrian suffered only minor injuries and was transported to hospital for medical attention. Witnesses on scene provided assistance to the victim and were able to provide a description of the truck and its licence plate number to police.

The vehicle was located later and seized for examination. The 91-year-old driver was also located and is under investigation. Police say alcohol was not a contributing factor in the crash.

Anyone who witnessed this crash and hasn’t spoken to police is asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424.

This wasn’t the only accident on Thursday evening. At 8:54 p.m., RCMP also responded to a report of vehicle crashing into a tree in the 4900 block of Athol Street.

A red Mini Cooper had left the roadway and drove into an apple tree. Emergency services attended and the driver remained on scene. The driver, a 60-year-old Port Alberni resident, was investigated for impaired driving. He was issued a 90 day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded.

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