Reid Davidson Death – Nanaimo United FC Member Service Administrator Reid Davidson of 100 Mile House, British Columbia has sadly passed away. He died on Friday 21st July 2023 after a deadly accident that happened on Wednesday. He was announced dead by Nanaimo United FC in a post that reads “It is with profound sadness that we share news of Reid’s passing. One of the kindest and most selfless people you could ever wish to meet has left us and we will forever miss him in our lives”.
How did the accident happen?
According to report, a tragic accident on the Nanaimo Parkway has claimed the life of a 24-year-old driver of a Toyota Yaris after a head-on collision with a suspected impaired driver who was driving in the wrong direction. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. on July 19, near the Cedar Overpass, leaving authorities and witnesses shaken by its severity. Prior to the crash, Nanaimo RCMP received reports of an erratic driver on the highway, but despite their efforts, they were unable to locate the suspect vehicle, described as a Dodge Caravan.
The devastating collision caused significant injuries to the 24-year-old driver of the Toyota Yaris, who was promptly rushed to the hospital. However, on July 21, Nanaimo RCMP confirmed the heartbreaking news that the young driver had succumbed to their injuries. According to eyewitnesses, the suspected impaired driver fled the scene on foot shortly after the crash. Thanks to the swift response of the authorities, Police Dog Services managed to track down the 59-year-old Nanaimo man a short distance away.
Investigation Still Ongoing
He too had sustained injuries and was taken to the hospital, where he remains for treatment. As the investigation continues, pending charges are likely to include impaired driving and potentially others related to the incident. The collision resulted in the closure of the northbound lanes of the Nanaimo Parkway for several hours as investigators worked diligently to gather evidence and assess the scene. Both vehicles involved in the collision suffered extensive damage and had to be towed away from the site, adding to the severity of the incident.
In an effort to aid the ongoing investigation, authorities are now urging any motorists who were in the vicinity of the collision or have dash-cam footage of the crash or the Dodge Caravan driving the wrong way on the highway prior to the incident to come forward. Valuable information from potential witnesses can be shared with the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.
Reid Davidson’s obituary will be released by the family
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