Hit-and-run in Brampton leaves 21-year-old pedestrian in critical condition

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Peel police identify victim in Brampton hit and run, ask driver to come forward
WATCH ABOVE: A 21-year-old man is still in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car on Sunday morning. As Erica Vella reports, police are asking the driver of the vehicle to find a lawyer and come forward – Mar 18, 2019

Peel Regional Police say a male pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a car that failed to remain at the scene in Brampton.

Officers responded at around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday to the intersection of Clark Boulevard and West Drive, southwest of Queen Street East and Dixie Road.

Police said 21-year-old Navindra Sookramsingh was walking in the area when he was struck, throwing him more than 20 metres. He was taken to a Toronto trauma centre with multiple broken bones as well as facial and internal injuries.

Investigators said the vehicle, travelling southbound on West Drive when the collision occurred, did not stay at the scene after the collision.

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Officers said the suspect vehicle is believed to be a beige, small compact car and the front bumper may be damaged.

“If the driver is watching this, we are asking you to please turn yourself in. Contact a lawyer and turn yourself in to any police station. It would be very helpful. It’s the right thing to do,” Const. Taryn Hill told an interview with Global News Monday evening.

Anyone in the area at the time who has information, surveillance video or dashcam footage is asked to call police at 905-453–2121 ext. 3710 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

— With files from Nick Westoll

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