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Pedestrian seriously injured in hit-and-run on Highway 97

A man is recovering from serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 97 near Boundary Road Monday. The driver did not stop.

Police and emergency crews got the call at about 10:30 p.m.

Officers attended the scene and immediately began assisting paramedics with treatment of the man who was suffering from severe injuries.  He was transported to hospital for further treatment.

Investigators gathered evidence at the scene.  At this time, it is believed the victim was walking southbound on the southbound side of the road and was struck from behind by a southbound vehicle or trailer.  The vehicle did not stop.  Several pieces of the vehicle or trailer were located indicating that it was damaged and should be noticeable.

Police are urging the driver to attend the Prince George detachment and speak to an officer.

If you have any information about this incident, who may be involved or where the vehicle may be, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. 

The Prince George RCMP commend members of the public who stopped to assist shortly after the collision.  Their efforts may have saved the victim’s life.

Police would also like to remind the public to take extra care when walking along roadways.  Walking along a highway is dangerous.  Always walk on the side facing traffic and be sure to wear reflective clothing or use a flashlight.  Drivers are also reminded to take extra caution as daylight hours diminish.

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