Police continue to investigate hit-and-run that injured boy

By Charles Lefebvre
November 29, 2018 - 3:43pm Updated: November 29, 2018 - 7:24pm


MEDICINE HAT, AB — Medicine Hat police continue to investigate a hit-and-run on Wednesday that injured a 12-year-old boy.

The incident occurred at a crosswalk at Carry Drive Southeast and Southview Drive Southeast at approximately 3:20 p.m. A four-door pickup truck, driven by a woman with dark hair, struck the boy on the street.

According to Sgt. Clarke White with the Medicine Hat Police Service Traffic Unit, the boy suffered minor injuries.

The driver picked up the boy and dropped him off at his home, though she allegedly did not leave her name or contact information.

White says if you’re involved in a collision, you are required to leave contact information.

“The driver did stop, she did pick up this boy quite swiftly, but she didn’t provide any information in terms of her identity or any information to the police, which is a requirement under the Traffic Safety Act,” he said. “It’s a requirement any time you are involved in a collision, and a collision that either involves property damage of injuries, in this case.”

White adds this case would be dealt with under the Traffic Safety Act, with fines being the most likely outcome.

The driver of the vehicle has not contacted police, says White. Members of the traffic unit are reviewing any surveillance footage from the area, and are asking any witnesses to come forward.

In a news release, officers specifically say an older man driving a blue car may have witnessed the collision.

Anyone with information on the hit and run is asked to call police at 403-529-8481.

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