Pedestrian dragged 140 metres in Burnaby hit-and-run

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Burnaby RCMP are investigating a hit-and-run early Wednesday morning that saw a 27-year-old Burnaby man dragged nearly 140 metres.

Emergency crews responded to the incident near 14th Avenue and Newcombe Street just before 1 a.m.

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Firefighters found a man with a shattered lower leg who had been struck by a vehicle and dragged nearly 140 metres, according to assistant fire Chief Gavin Summer.

The man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim and the suspect appear to have been known to each other, according to Burnaby RCMP.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black sedan.

Anyone with information is asked to call police 604-646-9999. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.solvecrime.ca.