Police investigating pedestrian hit and run

Vernon North Okanagan

2023-08-08 14:00 PDT

File # 2023-13790

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The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is appealing to the public for assistance after two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle in downtown Vernon early Sunday morning.

On Sunday, August 6th, 2023, around 2:45 a.m., a frontline officer was patrolling in downtown Vernon when they came across a group of people standing in the middle of the intersection of 29th Avenue and 30th Street. As the officer approached the group, he could see two women on the ground with visible injuries being treated by bystanders. According to the investigation, the two women were in the intersection when they were struck by a lifted, black, Dodge 1500.  The suspect vehicle did not stop and fled the scene northbound on 30th St.  Both women were transported to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  Additional officers responded to the area but police were unable to locate the vehicle and are appealing to the public for their assistance.

We’d like to speak to anyone who witnessed, or has information about this hit and run, states Constable Chris Terleski, Media Relations Officer for the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP. We’re also asking businesses in the area to review their video surveillance and contact police if they have any footage from the time of the incident that may assist the investigation.

Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com

Released by:

Cst. Chris Terleski
Media Relations Officer
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP
3402 30th St, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5E5
Office: 250-260-7161
Fax: 250-260-7191

Email: vernon_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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