Two flaggers were injured in a pair of hit-and-runs by the same driver in Burnaby on Wednesday.
Around 11:30 am, Burnaby RCMP responded to reports that the driver of a vehicle had struck a flagger on 10th Avenue, near Kingsway. The driver did not stop at the scene.
Officers arrived on scene and found the flagger suffering from serious injuries.
Burnaby RCMP Staff Sgt. Major John Buis told Daily Hive that shortly after the first flagger was hit, a second flagger was hit and received minor injuries after trying to stop the vehicle.
Not long after the two incidents, police received a complaint about a woman assaulting two children on a nearby street.
When they arrived at the scene, officers discovered that the woman involved was the same one who had hit the two flaggers.
The driver was identified, apprehended, and is now in custody, Buis said.
The children involved were related to the suspect, and staff from the Ministry of Children and Family Development were contacted and are now involved with the children.
“Earlier today our investigators spoke with the victim of the first hit and run in hospital and confirmed her injuries as a head injury with a concussion and bruising,” said Buis on Thursday. “She remains in hospital.”
The investigation is ongoing, Buis added. He noted that criminal and or Motor Vehicle Act charges are being considered.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed any of the incidents to contact them at 604-294-7922 or, to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave a tip online at solvecrime.ca.
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