Winnipeg man charged in Pembina Highway hit-and-run

Police have charged a 22-year-old man from Winnipeg in a hit-and-run that sent a man to hospital on Pembina Highway early Sunday. Shane Gibson/Global News

A Winnipeg man has been charged in connection with an early morning hit-and-run on Pembina Highway over the weekend.

The victim, a 24-year-old man, was found with multiple injuries near Pembina Highway and University Crescent around 12:35 a.m. Sunday.

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The man was rushed to hospital in unstable condition where he was later upgraded to stable condition.

Police say the man had been crossing Pembina Highway when a vehicle ran a red light and hit him, “projecting him a considerable distance onto the boulevard.”

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The driver of the vehicle left the scene, police say.

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Investigators later found the vehicle parked in the first block of Farwell Bay. Police say it had sustained “extensive front-end damage.”

Police say a suspect was later arrested at a nearby home.

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A 22-year-old man has been charged criminally with failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

He is also charged with careless driving and disobeying a traffic light under the Highway Traffic Act.

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