A teen struck by a vehicle in north Nanaimo March 6 has died of his injuries. News Bulletin file photo

Vancouver Island high school student struck by vehicle dies of injuries

Nanaimo high school, B.C. Coroners Service confirm death of teen struck by vehicle March 6

A teen who was struck in a central Vancouver Island crosswalk last week has died.

The youth had been in hospital in Victoria since March 6, after he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Hammond Bay Road, Brigantine Drive and Ventura Drive in Nanaimo, B.C.

RELATED: Nanaimo teen who was hit by vehicle in critical condition

News of the death was released in a notice from Dover Bay Secondary School, sent to parents and guardians Wednesday, March 13, by Don Balcombe, school principal.

“It is with great sadness that we inform you that a Dover Bay student passed away after succumbing to injuries received in a pedestrian accident last week,” the letter noted.

The letter went on to say that counselling staff would be available at the school for students who need support.

The B.C. Coroners Service confirmed the youth has died.

“The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating the death of a male in his late teens from Nanaimo who was a pedestrian involved in a motor vehicle incident on March 6,” said Andy Watson, B.C. Coroners Service spokesman, in an e-mail. “The body has not yet been released to us, but he is technically declared deceased at this time.”

Nanaimo RCMP have not released any information about possible charges from the incident.



photos@nanaimobulletin.com
Like us on
Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Alberni Valley Transition Town talks green planning

March 20 talk features Jack Anderson, speaking of innovative building techniques

Port Alberni’s firefighters learn to save themselves in ground survival training

Specialized training equipment brought in for Ground Survival Program

Port Alberni RCMP have their eyes on impaired drivers

March 17 to 23 is National Impaired Driving Prevention Week

Premier on hand as Paper Excellence finalizes Catalyst Paper purchase

Sale includes Crofton mill, plus mills in Port Alberni and Powell River

Three people deemed heroes after rescuing another in fiery crash on B.C. highway

Two people taken to hospital following head-on collision near Port Alberni

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Cougar on Island might have been shot with bow-and-arrow

Conservation officer service looking for animal near Port Alice

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

‘That’s a load of crap’: Dog poop conspiracy spreads in White Rock

Allegation picked up steam through a Facebook page run by a city councillor

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

Newfoundland man caught after posting photo of himself drinking and driving

The 19-year-old took a photo of himself holding a beer bottle and cigarette while at the wheel

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Carfentanil found in 15% of overdose deaths in January: B.C. coroner

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than illicit fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants

Most Read