A 53-year-old Nanaimo man suffered serious, but non life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a pickup truck on Cedar Road on the weekend. (File photo)

Pedestrian suffers serious injuries after being hit by pickup truck in Nanaimo

Incident happened Sunday on Cedar Road

A Nanaimo man was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries after being struck by a motor vehicle in Cedar on the long weekend.

According to a Nanaimo RCMP press release, the collision happened in the 1700 block of Cedar Road on Sunday, May 17, at about 10:30 p.m.

The investigation determined the 53-year-old victim was walking southbound with another person on Cedar Road when, for unknown reasons, the victim decided to cross the roadway and was struck by a northbound Ford F-350 pickup, driven by a 37-year-old Cedar resident.

The victim was transported to the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. The driver remained at the scene and co-operated with investigators. The vehicle involved was seized and will undergo a mechanical inspection and the investigation is continuing.

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