Kamloops Mounties seek driver who hit teenager, then drove away

The 13-year-old boy was in a crosswalk, crossing Seymour Street at Eighth Avenue, when he was struck by a car at 2 p.m. The driver did not stop and continued eastbound on the one-way street.

A teenager was struck by a vehicle in downtown Kamloops on Tuesday afternoon and the driver of the vehicle left the scene, prompting police to issue an appeal for information.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said the 13-year-old boy was in a crosswalk, crossing Seymour Street at Eighth Avenue, when he was struck by a car at 2 p.m. Shelkie said the driver did not stop and continued eastbound on the one-way street.

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The boy was taken to Royal Inland Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are now searching for a black, newer-model Buick Encore, which may or may not have damage to its front left quarter panel.

Anyone with any information regarding this vehicle, or who the driver might be, is asked to contact

Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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