Truck strikes pedestrian in Pemberton, drives off with victim

Dec 20 2017, 4:03 am

UPDATE: Police have arrested a 35-year-old Port Douglas man in connection to the incident.


Police in Pemberton are seeking the public’s assistance in resolving an unusual late-morning accident today.

According to RCMP, a pickup truck collided into a pedestrian on the shoulder of Highway 99 just south of Portage Road at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Witnesses told police that the truck driver then stopped the vehicle and “got the pedestrian into the truck and drove away” northbound on Highway 99. One of the witnesses was able to capture a photo of the truck driving away.

The vehicle has been described as a late model white Chevrolet pickup. There have been no reports of any victims or collision-related injuries at local clinics; attempts to locate the vehicle or pedestrian have been unsuccessful.

Additionally, police are attempting to locate the driver of a blue SUV that pulled up beside the truck and stopped during the incident.

“We are looking to identify and speak with the driver of that vehicle, or anyone who may have any information related to this incident,” said Whistler RCMP Sgt. Rob Knapton in a statement.

Anyone who may have more information on the incident and the vehicles are asked to contact the Pemberton RCMP at 604-894-6126 or Crimestoppers’ anonymous hotline at 1-800-222-8477.

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