Two people arrested after woman injured in Surrey hit-and-run

Apr 10 2018, 6:20 pm

The driver of a vehicle who was involved in a hit-and-run in Surrey recently has now been arrested in connection with the incident, along with a passenger who was in the vehicle at the time as well.

The pair of arrests stem from an incident on March 18, when a 38-year-old woman was seriously injured, after being hit by a car while crossing King George Boulevard in the 2700 block around 8 pm, in a marked crosswalk.

This week, both the driver and the passenger were arrested, before being released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

No charges have yet been laid, as the investigation is still ongoing, police said.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Elenore Sturko credited video footage from a witness that was shared with the public in helping police to identify the suspects.

“Ultimately it was people who were willing to do the right thing and come forward with information who advanced the investigation,” she said.

Drivers in British Columbia are required by law to remain at the scene of an accident. Failure to do so carries penalties under the Motor Vehicle Act and may even lead to criminal charges.

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