Police seek info on hit-and-run

A boy crossing Victoria and 2nd St. N. on Oct. 17 was struck by a blue Chevrolet Cruze, which knocked the boy onto the hood.

  • Oct. 22, 2013 6:00 a.m.

RCMP are seeking information from the public about a hit and run on Victoria Avenue where a pedestrian was injured.

On Thursday, October 17, the Cranbrook RCMP were notified that a vehicle had fled after hitting a pedestrian crossing Victoria Avenue.

Police spoke to a 15-year-old boy at East Kootenay Regional Hospital. He reported that at about 7:45 p.m. on October 17, he was crossing Victoria Avenue at the signalled pedestrian crossing at 2nd Street North. The boy had activated the walk lights at the marked crossing.

As he was crossing, the boy was struck by a blue Chevrolet Cruze, which knocked the boy onto the hood.

The driver stopped briefly, until the boy rolled off the side of the vehicle. The car then fled the scene.

“This is a well lit crossing with flashing amber lights indicating a pedestrian crossing and lights which illuminate the street directly under the amber lights,” said Cpl. Pat Prefontaine in a media release.

The boy was not seriously injured and was released from hospital the same day.

The Cranbrook RCMP are seeking the assistance of anyone who may have observed this collision or know the owner of the blue Chevrolet Cruze that was involved in this collision.

If anyone has any additional information about this or any other crime they can call the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or East Kootenay Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-TIPS).


Hot Car Report

The Cranbrook RCMP request the public’s assistance in locating a stolen vehicle.

A 2007, Pewter Grey  GMC  Sierra 3500 extended cab, B.C. licence Plate BD8846 was stolen from the Heritage Inn parking lot at 803 Cranbrook Street North in Cranbrook.

The vehicle has some previous damage to the front bumper and has a brown/beige extended height canopy that does not match the colour of the truck.  The vehicle contained several red and black tool boxes that could be carried by hand.

If you have any information on this or other crimes please call the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).