Police seeking witnesses in hit and run incident

Prince George

2022-07-15 12:16 PDT

File # 2022-24698

Prince George RCMP is seeking witnesses to a hit and run incident that occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

Frontline police officers received a report shortly before 10:00 p.m. about a 13-year-old youth that was struck by a semi-trailer truck near the intersection of Highway 97 South and 22 Avenue. The suspect vehicle is a burgundy Bandstra transport truck that was heading southbound on Highway 97 South at the time of the incident.

The driver returned to the area a short time later and was arrested by police for failing to remain at the scene of an accident. The youth was transported to hospital by B.C. Ambulance Services with non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators are asking that any witnesses to the incident or anyone with dash cam footage that was in the area at the time, please call the non-emergency number at 250-561-3300 to speak with police, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

The driver was released without process pending the results of the full investigation. He is cooperating with police.

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Consider registering your home or business surveillance system with the City of Prince George’s CCTV registry. For more information, visit the City of Prince George website at www.princegeorge.ca/cctv (English only).

Released by

Cpl. Jennifer Cooper

Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-613-3532

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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