May 8, 2014 1:15 pm

Victoria Police looking for hit-and-run driver who struck woman on a scooter

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VANCOUVER – The Victoria Police are looking for the driver of a grey Volkswagen Jetta who struck a woman in a marked crosswalk Wednesday afternoon.

Police say a woman riding a scooter was struck in a crosswalk at the intersection of Blackwood and Finalyson streets at about 4:45 p.m. When officers arrived the BC Ambulance Service was already on scene and were treating the victim for serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

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Witnesses tell police the victim was crossing the street and when she about six-feet through the crosswalk, a stationary westbound Jetta accelerated and struck the scooter on the side, knocking the victim to the ground.

The driver then got out of the car, helped the woman get back into the scooter and drove away, striking another vehicle in the process.

Police say thankfully witnesses were able to provide a good description of the driver. She is described as a Caucasian woman in her 20s with a slender build and approximately 5-foot-5. She also has a ‘freckly complexion’, light brown hair that was shaved on the sides and longer on top. At the time of the collision she was believed to be wearing a grey T-shirt.

Anyone with information on this collision is asked to contact the Victoria Police on the non-emergency line at 250-995-7654, or report it anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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