An Nanaimo senior is dead following a single-vehicle accident this past weekend near Terminal Park.
According to Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, the man was driving northbound on Terminal Avenue just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday, when his vehicle hit the median while turning right onto Princess Royal Avenue.
O’Brien said, based on witness statements, the vehicle continued to follow Princess Royal, eventually reaching Poplar Street, where it went down an embankment.
“It came to rest after hitting several trees and rolled,” he said.
The man was pronounced dead on scene according to O’Brien, who said the victim’s family has been notified.
B.C. Coroners Service confirmed that a man from Nanaimo who was in his 70s died in the incident and an investigation would “look to determine how, where, when and by what means the man came to his death.”
O’Brien said traffic analysts were on scene for several hours and the investigation is ongoing.