March 4, 2016 7:16 pm

Truck hits boy, driver leaves scene


WEST KELOWNA – Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver after a student was struck while walking to school Friday morning.

RCMP say the youth was using a crosswalk on Old Okanagan Highway when a silver, Toyota pickup drove through an intersection and the truck bumped the boy’s leg.

The Constable Neil Bruce middle school student was treated at a clinic for minor injuries.

“The West Kelowna RCMP are appealing for witnesses to come forward,” says Cst. Jesse O’Donaghey. “We believe there were witnesses in the area who have not yet spoken to police. We also suspect there may be a possibility that the driver himself, who was described only as a man, may not be aware that he struck the youth.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Cst. Darwin Robbins of the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

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