Burnaby RCMP investigate hit and run of flaggers
2017-06-29 12:13 PDT
File # 2017-28106
On Wednesday June 28, 2017 at about 1130 am, Burnaby RCMP received a complaint of a flag person having been struck by a motorist on 10th Ave near Kingsway. The suspect vehicle subsequently fled the scene without stopping. When police arrived, they discovered one flag person had received serious injuries and that a second flag person had also been struck a little further along in the construction zone. The second flagger’s injuries appeared to be minor.
Shortly after arriving at the crash scene, police received a complaint about a woman assaulting two children on a nearby street in Burnaby. Upon arrival at the assault incident, it was learned that the female assault suspect was the suspect driver of the offending vehicle from the hit and run in the construction zone on 10th Ave. The suspect driver has been identified and apprehended, and is now in custody.
The children involved were related to the suspect and staff from the Ministry of Children and Family Development were contacted and now involved with the children.
Earlier today our investigators spoke with the victim of the first hit and run in hospital and confirmed her injuries as a head injury with a concussion and bruising. She remains in hospital.
Our investigation continues and criminal and or Motor Vehicle Act charges are being considered.
Burnaby RCMP needs your help and urge you to call if you witnessed this incident or have any further information to assist with this investigation, please call Burnaby RCMP’s at 604-294-7922 or Crime Stoppers, if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.
Staff Sergeant Major John A. Buis
Media Relations Officer
Cpl. Daniela PanesarMedia Relations Officer
6355 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC
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