Man suffers "life-altering injuries" in West Vancouver hit-and-run

Mar 12 2020, 1:50 pm

West Vancouver Police are investigating a hit-and-run that they say left a man with “life-altering” injuries.

On Wednesday morning, officers and emergency crews responded to a report of a pedestrian-involved motor vehicle incident that took place in the 700 block of 15th Street in West Vancouver at 9:53 am.

The pedestrian, a 62-year-old West Vancouver resident, “was walking on the west side sidewalk of 15th street when he was struck from behind by a vehicle travelling southbound on 15th street,” police said. “The man was carried on the hood of the vehicle for half of a block before ending up on the ground.”

Witnesses reported the vehicle continued southbound, making no attempts to stop.

The man was rushed to hospital following the incident.

Now, police are looking for the suspect vehicle, which they believe to be a 2001-2003 model Toyota Rav-4, white in colour and that will “likely have significant damage” to the front end and undercarriage.

“This is a very serious incident that resulted in very significant and potentially life-altering injuries.” said WVPD Const. Nicole Braithwaite. “We are urging the driver to do the right thing and contact the police.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have dash cam footage, is asked to contact West Vancouver Police at 604-925-7300 and reference file #20-2805.

Those who wish to remain anonymous, can do so by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or by leaving a tip online.