Police seek hit-and-run driver

61-year-old Parksville man hurt in crosswalk collision

  • Nov. 18, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Police are seeking information on a hit-and-run accident that left a 61-year-old Parksville man with non life-threatening injuries Monday afternoon.

At approximately 4 p.m. Nov. 14, Oceanside RCMP were called to the scene of a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian at the corner of Highway 19A and McCarter Street in Parksville.

The found the victim suffering from pain and soreness. The man told police he was crossing McCarter northbound, in a marked crosswalk, and had taken approximately three steps when he was struck by a white SUV turning right from McCarter onto the highway.

The victim was propelled over the hood and landed on the ground, RCMP said in a news release. The SUV continued through its turn and initially pulled over, but the driver left the scene before checking on the injured pedestrian or exchanging information.

Although police did speak with a number of witnesses at the scene, descriptions of the suspect vehicle were vague, the RCMP release noted. It was described as “an older model, boxy, white and larger” sport-utility vehicle.

Anyone with information on the vehicle or other aspects of this incident are asked to contact Cst. Kasunich of Oceanside RCMP, at 250-248-6111.

— NEWS Staff and RCMP submission

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