UPDATE: The New Westminster Police continues the investigation of a hit and run. New video has been received from a Transit Bus that captures the pedestrian struck collision. The driver of the vehicle that struck the female is seen pulling over and exiting his vehicle.
“We are still appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information about the driver to come forward. We are also asking the driver to give us a call,” stated Sergeant Jeff Scott. “NWPD Investigators are continuing, and with the release of this video, we are hoping that the driver will come forward.”
Original release below:
New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking witnesses for a hit and run involving a pedestrian. On December 29th, 2018 at approximately 10:40pm, a 67 year old female from New Westminster was struck by a vehicle while she crossed 6th Avenue at 7th Street. When police arrived, the vehicle that was suspected to have struck her was gone. A witness had remained on scene to help the pedestrian, and Emergency Health Services along with the New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services attended.
Another person had stopped their vehicle to assist the pedestrian, but when the Fire Department arrived, he got back into his white Cadillac CTS and left the scene.
Investigators have spoken with the witness who remained on scene, and have also been reviewing video surveillance from the area.
“The pedestrian suffered non-life threatening injuries, but required medical treatment at the hospital,” stated Sergeant Jeff Scott. “We would like to speak with the driver from the white Cadillac, and any other witnesses who may have seen the collision or have information about the suspect vehicle. We also ask that the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision calls us to speak with investigators.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the New Westminster Police at 604-525-5411, quoting file number 2018-24616.