Lake Country pedestrian injured in hit and run

Incident occurred in the 8900 block of Highway 97 Saturday night

A Lake Country pedestrian was taken to hospital after being struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.

At 11:21 p.m., the RCMP responded to a report of a pedestrian hit and run in a private laneway in the 8900 block of Highway 97.

“Police have been told that a 35-year-old Lake Country man was attempting to confront the driver of a vehicle driving erratically in the laneway,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey.

The man, who attempted to wave the driver of the vehicle down, was struck by the vehicle and subsequently flung to the ground before fleeing the area.”

Police are seeking the public’s assistance to locate the suspect vehicle which has been described as white, newer model SUV, possibly a Nissan or Mazda.

The pedestrian was transported to hospital for assessment and treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

“The RCMP would like to remind the public to ensure their personal safety, report any aggressive and dangerous driving behaviours to police,” said O’Donaghey.

Anyone with any information on this incident can contact Const. Wyatt Wright at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.