A Vancouver woman who was struck by a BMW SUV in a hit-and-run has succumbed to her injuries, and now, the Vancouver Police Department are renewing their plea for information.
The incident took place on January 18 at 1:30 am in East Vancouver. The woman and her husband were crossing East 41st Avenue at Commercial Street.
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The couple were in a marked crosswalk and had made use of the pedestrian light. Partway through crossing the street, however, 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 and has remained there since. Her husband, fortunately, was not physically hurt.
Upon further investigation, the VPD’s collision investigation unit has determined that the vehicle is a BMW X5, manufactured between the 2000 and 2006.
“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.