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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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Police say the driver did not call for help.

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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.”

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

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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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