Pedestrian struck in hit and run

Police are searching for a suspect after a pedestrian hit and run near Canadian Tire on Monday, September 30.

  • Oct. 3, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Police are searching for a suspect after a pedestrian hit and run near Canadian Tire on Monday, September 30.

At about 12:30 p.m., a young man was crossing 21st Avenue North towards the Alliance Church when a blue two-door sedan failed to stop at a stop sign or yield to the pedestrian and knocked the young man down.

According to the pedestrian, the driver stopped the vehicle and approached the man after the crash. However, after a brief conversation, the driver left without exchanging any information.

The young man received minor abrasions and a sprained ankle. He was treated at East Kootenay Regional Hospital then released.

In an RCMP statement, the driver is described as being a Caucasian male in his 50s or 60s with grey, short hair and a short beard, about 5’8” in height. He was wearing a checkered shirt with beige/light coloured pants.

The vehicle was a blue, two-door sedan, possibly a Toyota, with a black interior and no car seat covers.

“The Cranbrook RCMP are requesting that any persons with information on the incident, namely the make, model, license plates or the identity of the driver of the vehicle, or who may have witnessed the incident, to contact Cranbrook RCMP,” said Cst. B. Lucas in a statement.

Contact Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).