The Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a vehicle that was involved in an early morning hit-and-run in East Vancouver.
The incident took place earlier this morning at 1:30 am, when a woman and her husband were crossing East 41st Avenue at Commercial Street.
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Police note that the couple was using a marked crosswalk and had activated the pedestrian light. Partway through crossing the street, they noticed an eastbound vehicle speeding towards them.
The vehicle drove through the red light and struck the woman before driving off towards Victoria Drive.
The driver did not stop or call for help.
The woman, a 53-year-old Vancouver woman, was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Her husband, fortunately, was not physically hurt.
Officers from the VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit have collected evidence and believe that the suspect vehicle is a BMW SUV.
The car will have obvious front-end damage, including a missing grill.
“Based on the information collected so far, there is no doubt the driver is aware they struck someone,” says VPD Constable Jason Doucette. “We have pieces of your vehicle. Do the right thing and contact the VPD immediately.”
Anyone who may have information about this incident, including the whereabouts of the vehicle, is asked to contact investigators at 604-717-3012 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.