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VPD Asking Driver to Come Forward

Investigators would like to speak with the driver of a pick-up truck that was pulling a boat trailer Sunday night in East Vancouver. The vehicle was involved in a collision, but the driver may not be aware.

At around 11:15 p.m. on May 7th, a 42-year-old woman was walking along Prior Street when she was struck near Malkin Avenue by a pick-up truck pulling a large empty boat trailer. The truck continued driving east on Prior Street and the woman was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses believe the truck had just made an eastbound turn from Malkin Avenue onto Prior Street before the trailer ran over the woman. Due to the size of the truck and trailer, it is possible the driver was unaware he had hit someone.

The truck was described as a large, older model, blue Ford F350, pulling an empty commercial-sized boat trailer with multiple wheels on each side.

“We have spoken with several people who witnessed the collision and it’s quite possible the driver of this truck was’t even aware that he’d hit someone,” says Constable Jason Doucette. “We are asking the driver, or anyone who may have seen the truck and trailer in the area, to contact us and help piece together what happened.”

The driver, or anyone with information about this collision, is asked to call investigators at (604) 717-2989 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.