ON Saturday, January 20 at 5.30 p.m., Burnaby RCMP responded to a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle in the 7200-block of Cariboo Road. The pedestrian was transported to hospital and suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian failed to remain at the scene. Burnaby RCMP have obtained dashcam video which shows the suspect vehicle. As it is not yet possible to make out a vehicle licence plate, Burnaby RCMP said they were releasing a portion of the video in the hope that someone will come forward with information to help identify the driver or the vehicle.
The vehicle is believed to be a black Dodge Charger which may have damage to the front passenger side. Prior to the collision, the vehicle travelled northbound on Cariboo Road for over a minute. After the pedestrian was struck the vehicle continued north.
“This collision resulted in a man suffering serious injuries,” said Superintendent Chuck McDonald. “I am calling on anyone who has information relating to the identity of the driver to contact the Burnaby RCMP immediately.”
If you have any information or if you witnessed this collision, contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.solvecrime.ca.
Burnaby RCMP are asking all pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to remain alert in low light and wet weather conditions.
Drivers should look twice for pedestrians crossing the road, particularly when visibility is poor. They should give themselves extra time and space to stop in case a pedestrian suddenly crosses the street.
Pedestrians should make eye contact with drivers when crossing the street. Do not assume a driver has seen you and ensure vehicles are stopped before stepping out onto the roadway.