Five vehicles damaged in parking lot smash

Driver fleeing assault crashes into parked vehicles at high speed in Cranbrook

A Cranbrook man was assaulted near 3rd Street South on the morning of Wednesday, January 30, according to RCMP.

The man told police he was attacked by two stocky males, who flagged him over as he was driving a brown Dodge van with ladders on top.

The driver escaped the assault, RCMP said, by driving away from the attackers. However, in his haste, he collided with five vehicles in the parking lot of townhomes on the 2200 block of 3rd Street South.

The driver left the scene, but police located the driver soon after the collision. He suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.

One attacker was described as a Caucasian male, 36-38 years old; husky or stocky build; with short, dark brown hair. The second attacker was only described as being a Caucasian male with a similar hair style as the first attacker.

The police are looking for anyone who saw this incident or may have information.

Call the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or East Kootenay Crimestoppers (1-800-222-TIPS).

You can also “Google” Cranbrook Crimestoppers and leave a webtip.