Man badly injured as scooter collides with vehicle at Nanaimo crosswalk

A man was airlifted to hospital in Victoria Thursday afternoon with life-threatening injuries after the scooter he was riding collided with a vehicle that was braking at a marked crosswalk in Nanaimo.

The incident happened about 3:20 p.m. on Wall Street, near the Nanaimo Curling Centre.

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Police interviews with witnesses and the vehicle driver have led to a preliminary assessment that the scooter rear-ended the vehicle as it was yielding to a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

Traffic was redirected in the area as the investigation proceeded.

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