Vancouver police looking for driver in East Van hit and run

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East Van hit and run
Vancouver police believe a grey or silver, 2014 or 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid was involved in a hit-and-run that left two pedestrians with serious injuries. Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department

Vancouver police are appealing for the driver in a hit-and-run that left two pedestrians with serious injuries to come forward.

Shortly after midnight on March 18, two pedestrians — a 25-year-old Surrey woman and a 35-year-old Vancouver man — were crossing Fraser Street near East 20th Avenue when they were struck by a car heading north on Fraser. The driver fled the scene and both pedestrians were taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The woman has since been released from hospital while the man remains in serious condition.

“Based on the evidence collected so far, we believe the driver should be aware that they hit the two pedestrians,” said media relations officer Sgt. Jason Robillard. “We are appealing to do the right thing and call police.”

Robillard also said that evidence collected so far suggests that the vehicle involved is a grey or silver, 2014 or 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid that likely has front-end damage, including a possible cracked headlight lens on the passenger side.

Anyone, including body shop employees, who may have information about this collision, or who knows the location of the vehicle, is asked to contact police at 604-717-3012 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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