Thursday, March 27, 2014
Teenage pedestrian sustains minor injuries in hit and run
A teenage girl is checked by BCAS paramedics while police piece together what happened when she was hit by a pickup truck Wednesday evening.
man out for a walk Wednesday evening heard screeching tires then a loud bang at the Yale Rd. and Williams St intersection. Then he looked up to see a girl flying through the air as the white truck that hit her sped off into the night.
"Man, she got hit hard. It was a really loud bang. I'm surprised she's even standing because she was bounced 15-20 feet," he said shaking his head in disbelief.
Although the victim, 16, was hit hard, she managed to pick herself up off the road.
Police arrived shortly thereafter, as did paramedics who checked her out. The fortunate young lady was later put in a cruiser and given a ride home safely.
According to the witness, the girl was crossing north over Yale on Williams St. when the accident happened.
There were plenty of people around who assisted police by piecing together the vehicle's plate number. It's unknown if the truck and driver were located, or if alcohol was a factor.
Police confirmed Friday that the girl did not sustain any injuries.
"The vehicle was not located but the Registered Owner was located and served a Provincial Violation ticket, as the registered owner, for fail to remain at the scene of accident," said Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Len van Nieuwenhuizen.
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