Police release shocking video of hit-and-run involving senior pedestrian

New Westminster Record


New Westminster Police have released dash-cam footage of a December hit-and-run hoping someone will be able to identify the driver.

Earlier this month, investigators issued an appeal to the public asking for help identifying the driver of a white Cadillac CTS that was at the scene of a hit-and-run on Dec. 29 at Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street near the entrance to Royal City Centre.

Today, police released video taken by a transit bus dash cam. The video shows the pedestrian crossing Sixth Avenue at 10:39 p.m. and a white Cadillac turning left and striking them. The driver pulls over and runs back to the pedestrian before flagging down another driver.

Police say the two drivers remained at the scene while first responders were on route, but, when firefighters arrived, the driver of the Cadillac got back into his car and left before speaking to anyone.

“We are still appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information about the driver to come forward. We are also asking the driver to give us a call,” Sgt. Jeff Scott said in a press release. “Investigators are continuing, and, with the release of this video, we are hoping that the driver will come forward.”

Police are asking anyone who may recognize the man to contact investigators at 604-525-5411 with the file number 2018-24616.

The victim, a 67-year-old New Westminster woman, was treated at hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.