2 teens charged after hit and run hospitalizes Edmonton zoo employee

Jan 2 2020, 12:26 pm

Two teens have been charged by Edmonton Police Service following a hit and run incident at the Edmonton Valley Zoo in December.

According to police, it was reported that a BMW sedan and a BMW SUV were driving erratically and stunting in the parking lot of the city zoo when the sedan struck a male staff member who was standing on a service road in the parking lot.

Both vehicles then reportedly fled the scene.

According to police, following a thorough investigation, officers have identified and charged the 16-year-old male driver of the sedan with “dangerous driving causing bodily harm and hit-and-run causing bodily harm.”

Investigators also charged another 17-year-old male for “being party to the offence with hit-and-run causing bodily harm and attempting to obstruct justice.”

Because they are under the age of 18, they cannot be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Both youths were issued appearance notices and are expected in court in the new year.

The 26-year-old male staff member who was struck, who has since been released from hospital, was treated and transported to hospital by EMS with serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.