RCMP are looking for the driver of a small black car that hit two women as they jogged through a South Surrey street, sending them both to hospital.
The incident happened at 152 Street and 32nd Avenue where a car allegedly hit the two women as it turned onto 32nd Avenue then sped off.
The British Columbia Ambulance Service has confirmed that the women were rushed to Royal Columbian Hospital in serious condition from the Rosemary Heights neighbourhood. One patient was airlifted and the other taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Surrey RCMP Staff Sgt. Blair McColl said initial reports are that their injuries are not life-threatening, but one woman was in worse condition than her partner.
Both women were wearing headlamps and reflective clothing as they crossed the well-lit crosswalk McColl said.
“From the sounds of it they were doing most of the things right,” McColl said. “It’s unfortunate when people have an accident, but, more than that, flee the scene.”
The accident comes after another pedestrian was sent to the hospital in serious condition after being hit by a car further north on King George Boulevard and 100th Avenue Sunday evening. That same night another driver killed a 43-year-old mother of two in a Vancouver hit-and-run incident as she was walking home at 43rd Avenue and Prince Edward Street around 10:45 p.m.