Emily Vance photo - Multiple first responders attended the scene of a crash on Northwest Bay Road at Wall Beach Road in Nanoose Bay on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Senior dies after suffering medical emergency and crashing vehicle in Nanoose Bay

Bystanders performed CPR while waiting for first responders

An 81-year-old Nanoose Bay man has died, after driving off the road following a medical emergency at the wheel on Thursday, Nov. 14.

“It appears that he was in medical distress. He was deceased prior to police arriving on scene,” said Cpl. Jesse Foreman of the Oceanside RCMP.

Foreman said bystanders immediately jumped into action to try and save the man’s life.

“People jumped right into action, but it looks as though he had a major medical issue and… probably died as he was driving off the road,” said Foreman.

The accident took place at approximately 1 p.m., on Northwest Bay Road and Wall Beach Road.

Retired nurse Holly Meadows told The NEWS she arrived to the scene moments after the accident and then started CPR on the driver while waiting for emergency crews to arrive.

“The 911 dispatch said to get him out of the car. A man that had taken first aid course got him out and to the ground. Then I started CPR until the ambulances arrived,” she said. “I do not know any of the names of those around me but they sure gave me support,” said Meadows.

“The whole scene was so controlled, dignified and done right. Cannot say enough about our community.”

The vehicle, a light brown sedan, went off the road and struck a tree.

emily.vance@pqbnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Just Posted

Australian investigators head to C-130 plane crash site

B.C. gov’t makes statement, sends condolences to Coulson Aviation

Victoria man charged after dog stolen during break and enter killed

Police concerned for the man’s safety after threats posted to social media

Veteran Island journalist battles cancer through pioneering treatment

Vancouver Island rallies around JR Rardon and family during stay in Seattle

VIDEO: Rare ‘ice circle’ spotted on Kamloops river

An ice circle or ice pan, has formed in the chilly waters just east of the Yellowhead Bridge

Uber, Lyft approved for ride-hailing in Lower Mainland

Kater Technologies Inc.’s application was rejected

Former Mountie, sports coach convicted of sex abuse in B.C. granted day parole

Alan Davidson was sentenced to almost six years for abusing seven boys in the late 1970s and early 1990s

VIDEO: Person in wheelchair narrowly avoids collision with car in Kelowna

There were no injuries in the scary looking near-accident last week in Rutland

Here’s what Canada is doing to stop the coronavirus from getting in

Health officials are monitoring multiple possible cases in Canada

North Island College’s pop-up restaurant returns to The Park in Comox

Comox Valley residents will get a limited-time offer to sample the work… Continue reading

Provincial program aims to keep Vancouver Island hazelnuts growing

The goal is to replace trees and establish new orchards with disease-resistant varieties

100 years of adventure for Duncan’s Sylvia Peecock

A life of sod homes, fleeing bears and climbing mountains kept Sylvia spry

Clippers defenceman wins BCHL Community Hero Award

Liam Visram, who has Type 1 diabetes, shares his experiences with young fans

Most Read