West Vancouver hit-and-run: 62-year-old pedestrian on sidewalk sustains possible life-altering injuries

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      Following a hit-and-run in Abbotsford last week, police are also investigating a bizarre incident in which a vehicle struck a pedestrian who was walking on sidewalk in West Vancouver.

      The West Vancouver Police Department stated that at 9:53 a.m. on March 11, police, ambulances, and firefighters responded to a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle in the 700 block of 15th Street in West Vancouver.

      The 62-year-old West Vancouver resident was walking on the west side sidewalk of 15th Street when a southbound vehicle struck him from behind.

      The male pedestrian wound up being carried on the hood of the vehicle for about half a block before he fell to the ground.

      The pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious injurie.s that are not life-threatening but could potentially be life-altering.

      Witnesses of the incident reported that the vehicle continued driving south and didn’t make any attempts to stop.

      The suspect vehicle is believed to be a white 2001 to 2003 model Toyota Rav-4. The vehicle would likely have significant damage to its front end and its undercarriage. 

      Any witnesses or anyone who may have video footage is asked to contact the WVPD at 604-925-7300. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

      In a separate case, the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) had stated that at 6:19 p.m. on March 3, a hit-and-run was reported at the intersection of Cannon Avenue and McDougall Avenue.

      A pickup truck had hit a 64-year-old female Abbotsford resident who was walking in the crosswalk.

      The truck was last seen heading south on McCallum Road.

      The pedestrian was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

      The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-coloured pickup truck with the letters AZ in the license plate and may have been an out-of-province license plate.

      Anyone with information or video footage is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.