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Vehicle seized in Lantzville hit-and-run investigation

Nanaimo RCMP have seized a vehicle in connection with a March 4 hit-and-run that sent a woman to hospital with significant injuries.
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The hit-and-run victims revisit the scene of the incident, which happened on March 4. NANAIMO RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP have seized a vehicle in connection with a March 4 hit-and-run that sent a woman to hospital with significant injuries.

Her two dogs, which she and her husband were walking at the time, were also hurt in the incident on Lorenzen Lane in Lantzville.

The vehicle was found recently at a Lantzville home and taken for a forensic investigation. The vehicle’s owner was identified and provided a statement to police.

No charges have been laid.

“The victim was notified of these developments and is grateful that the investigation is moving forward,” said Const. Gary O’Brien. “Police are also confident in saying that there are others in the community who have knowledge of this incident, but for unknown reasons they have not come forward.”

Police were told by the husband that he, his wife and their dogs were struck by a black SUV that drove off. The group had been walking single file on the shoulder of the road facing oncoming traffic, the husband said.

He said the SUV approached from behind without warning and drove directly into his wife.

The impact pushed all four of them into the ditch, he said. The SUV stopped briefly before speeding away.

The wife was hospitalized and the husband had soft-tissue injuries, while one of the dogs needed surgery to repair a leg.

Police ask anyone with information to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.

jbell@timescolonist.com