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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Police say the driver did not call for help.
The woman was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. Her husband was not physically hurt.
“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.”
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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