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Richmond Mounties seek witnesses in hit-and-run incident

A pedestrian was sent to the hospital and has since been released.
Witnesses of a recent hit-and-run incident are asked to contact the Richmond RCMP. File photo

Richmond RCMP is appealing for witnesses of a hit-and-run incident that sent a pedestrian to hospital on Jan. 12

Police said officers arrived at the 8500-block of Ackroyd Road, between Cooney and Arcadia roads, around 5:30 p.m. after receiving a report that a vehicle had hit a pedestrian and left the scene.

A man had just parked and gotten out of his vehicle when he was allegedly struck by a silver or gray 1990s model Toyota Corolla.

He was taken to hospital for treatment, but was later released.

According to the RCMP, the driver is described as an Asian female in her 50s and her vehicle is missing the side mirror on the passenger side as a result of the collision.

“Fortunately, the pedestrian wasn’t seriously injured,” said Cpl. Adriana Peralta, spokesperson for the Richmond RCMP.

“We want to remind the public that drivers are required to stop if involved in any type of collision. We are asking anyone who may have information to come forward.”

Peralta added that she hopes the driver does the “right thing” and contacts the police.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file number 2021-1061. To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.