Police release graphic footage of hit-and-run with plea for info (VIDEO)

Jan 23 2019, 8:53 pm

After video of a recent hit-and-run in New Westminster was captured from a transit bus and turned over to authorities, police have now released that video to the public in the hopes it will aid in the investigation.

The footage was captured on December 29, 2018, at approximately 10:40 pm, when a 67-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle while she crossed 6th Avenue at 7th Street.

The video shows the driver getting out of his vehicle, a white Cadillac CTS, to check on the woman, but police said by the time emergency crews arrived,  the suspect vehicle in the incident was already gone.

However, another witness stayed behind to try and help the woman.

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The woman, a New Westminster resident, suffered non-life threatening injuries, but required medical treatment at the hospital, according to NWPD Sgt. Jeff Scott.

Investigators said they have since spoken with the witness who remained on scene, and have also been reviewing video surveillance from the area.

Now, police “would like to speak with the driver from the white Cadillac, and any other witnesses who may have seen the collision or have information about the suspect vehicle,” said Scott. “We also ask that the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision calls us to speak with investigators.”

With the release of this video, Scott said, “we are hoping that the driver will come forward.”

Warning: Video may be disturbing to some viewers

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Westminster Police at 604-525-5411, quoting file number 2018-24616.