SURREY RCMP announced on Tuesday that with help from the public, they succeeded in identifying the driver allegedly involved in a pedestrian hit-and-run which occurred on March 18.
Both the driver and the passenger of the suspect vehicle were arrested on April 4. They were later released on a promise to appear in court at a later date. Charges have not been laid at this time, as the investigation is continuing.
(From the photos it was quite clear that the suspects were South Asians).
“Having the witness video available to share with the public was very important in this case,” said Cpl. Elenore Sturko. “Ultimately it was people who were willing to do the right thing and come forward with information who advanced the investigation.”
Drivers in British Columbia are required by law to remain at the scene of an accident. Failure to remain at the scene of an accident carries penalties under the Motor Vehicle Act or may lead to criminal charges, Surrey RCMP pointed out.
The collision occurred at approximately 8 p.m. on March 18 (Sunday) in the 2700-block of King George Boulevard.
The victim, a 38-year-old woman, was crossing King George Boulevard from east to west in a pedestrian crosswalk when she was struck by a motor vehicle. The driver of the vehicle did not remain at the scene.
The pedestrian was transported to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.