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Man struck by vehicle near Skutz Falls

Local Mounties are investigating a Highway 18 crash that saw a 49-year-old man hit by a vehicle near Skutz Falls.

Police say the man was walking on the highway about three kilometres east of Skutz Falls just before midnight on Friday.

“(The man) ran out onto the westbound lanes and was struck by a westbound vehicle,” an RCMP statement reads.

“North Cowichan/Duncan detachment had received complaints previous to the collision that the male was jumping in front of vehicles.”

The man was taken to Cowichan District Hospital and then airlifted to Victoria General Hospital with broken knee caps.

An RCMP traffic analyst along with North Cowichan/Duncan and Lake Cowichan RCMP continue to investigate the crash.

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