Disabled pedestrian victim of hit-and-run

Cranbrook RCMP are looking for information on a hit and run collision that occurred Wednesday, July 31.

  • Aug. 2, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Cranbrook RCMP are looking for information on a hit and run collision that occurred Wednesday, July 31.

At around 5:40 p.m. police responded to the collision in which a four-door sedan hit a disabled male pedestrian crossing the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Kootenay Street North.

“The pedestrian was crossing Victoria Avenue westbound towards the Fas Gas when a black four-door sedan failed to yield to said pedestrian resulting in the collision,” said Cst. B. Lucas.

The collision knocked the pedestrian to the ground, causing abrasions and minor road rash.

The pedestrian told police that the vehicle failed to stop and offer assistance, instead fleeing northbound on Victoria Avenue. A light coloured van then stopped to ask if the pedestrian was alright, before leaving the scene as well.

The pedestrian was taken to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital for treatment then released shortly after.

Police said the vehicle was a black coloured, four-door sedan, possibly a Chevrolet or Dodge, driven by a female with dark hair and another female passenger.

RCMP are asking anyone with information on the incident, namely the make, model, licence plates of the vehicle or identity of the drivers of either vehicle, or if you witnessed the incident to contact the Cranbrook detachment at 250-489-3471 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) if you want to remain anonymous.