Kamloops Mounties seek hit-and-run driver; victim in serious condition in hospital

Kamloops Mounties seek hit-and-run driver; victim in serious condition in hospital

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Kamloops Mounties believe the person driving a pickup truck that struck and seriously injured a man in Sun Peaks on the weekend has told someone about the incident.

As a result, police are urging anybody with information on the hit and run to contact them.

RCMP Const. Jason Epp said police were called to the mountain resort at about 3 a.m. on Sunday after a 30-year-old man was left with serious head and lower-body injuries when struck.

Epp said the victim was walking with two other men when he was hit by a dark-coloured older-model Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck.

The victim was taken to Royal Inland Hospital, where he remains in serious but stable condition.

Tk’emlups Rural RCMP continue to investigate.

“As they further this investigation, they are asking that the driver contact the local detachment and make this tragic event right,” Tk’emlups Rural RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird said.

“It is strongly felt this individual has reached out to someone and police are asking that any information be passed onto police or Crime Stoppers.”

Aird added that the truck involved may have sustained damage to the front grill and fender.

Anyone with information is asked to call Tk’emlups Rural RCMP at 250-314-1800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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