Vancouver Police search for driver of 2016 Mazda CX-5 in Tuesday’s hit-and-run

VANCOUVER Police on Thursday appealed for the driver of a dark-coloured 2016 Mazda CX-5, after evidence indicates that was the vehicle that hit a pedestrian on Tuesday.

“The suspect vehicle will have damage to the front passenger side,” said Constable Tania Visintin. “Investigators are also asking the driver of a black pick-up truck, who may have witnessed the collision, to contact police.”

On October 12, just before 6:30 a.m., a man was crossing East 41 Avenue at Fraser Street when he was struck by a vehicle travelling west.  The suspect fled without stopping and the victim was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries.

“We are asking the driver of the Mazda CX-5 to do the right thing and come forward,” said Visintin. “Our Collision Investigation Unit continues to gather evidence and are confident they will find the driver responsible.”

Stock photo of 2016 Mazda CX5.

The 30-year-old victim remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses or anyone with dash-cam footage from the area are asked to call VPD Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.