News

Coroner identifies man fatally struck by car

The B.C. Coroners Service has identified Claude Joseph Peter Gauthier, 78, of Nanaimo, as the man who died after being struck by a car in Nanaimo's hospital district Friday.

Gauthier was walking across Dufferin Crescent near the Seafield Crescent intersection at about 5:30 p.m. when he was hit by a car driven by an 80-year-old woman.

Road conditions at the time included heavy fog, which reduced visibility.

Gauthier died from severe injuries shortly after arriving at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital about 100 metres from the accident scene.

The B.C. Coroners Service and Nanaimo RCMP Traffic Services are continuing their investigation into the incident.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Election 2014: Development a hot topic at Township debate (with video)
 
In the ditch
 
PHOTO: Ready for Halloween
Cascades Radomski player of the week
 
Most colonoscopies on time in Fraser region despite demand surge
 
ICBC pedestrian safety campaign
Fees persuade most smart meter holdouts
 
Native art stolen in break-in
 
Harriet and Friday found in Agassiz