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Vancouver pedestrian dies of her injuries as hit-and-run driver remains at large

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Vancouver police say the 53-year-old woman who was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Jan. 18 has now died of her injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that struck her remains at large.

Police say that just before 1:30 a.m. Jan. 18, the woman and her husband were crossing East 42nd Avenue at Commercial Street and were in a marked crosswalk when a vehicle ran a red light and struck the woman before driving off towards Victoria Drive.

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VPD urge driver involved in hit-and-run crash at East 41st & Commercial St. to come forward
VPD urge driver involved in hit-and-run crash at East 41st & Commercial St. to come forward

Police say the driver did not call for help.

The woman was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. Her husband was not physically hurt.

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Officers from the VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit collected evidence at the scene and believe the suspect vehicle is likely a BMW SUV with obvious front-end damage, including a missing grill.

“Based on the information collected so far, there is no doubt the driver is aware they struck someone,” Const. Jason Doucette said in a release. “We have pieces of your vehicle. Do the right thing and contact the VPD immediately.”

Const. Jason Doucette from the VPD holding up a piece of the grill from the suspect car. Credit: Catherine Urquhart / Global News
Const. Jason Doucette from the VPD holding up a piece of the grill from the suspect car. Credit: Catherine Urquhart / Global News
Const. Jason Doucette from the VPD holding up a piece of the grill from the suspect car. Credit: Catherine Urquhart / Global News
Const. Jason Doucette from the VPD holding up a piece of the grill from the suspect car. Credit: Catherine Urquhart / Global News

Police are still examining video from transit buses that were in the area at the time.

Anyone who may have information about this incident, including the whereabouts of the vehicle, is asked to contact investigators at 604-717-3012 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The is the first pedestrian-related collision in Vancouver in 2019.

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