Police seeking driver of car that hit woman in Corner Brook Sunday

Gary Kean gkean@thewesternstar.com
Published on August 11, 2014

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck a woman while she was crossing Elizabeth Street early Sunday afternoon.

The 48-year-old woman was not seriously injured and did not seek immediate medical treatment after she was hit while on the pedestrian crosswalk near the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Grenfell Drive at around 1:30 p.m.

The driver of the small, light green car that struck her got out and assisted the woman, but he did not provide her with the necessary information as required under the Highway Traffic Act. Anytime there is a collision, those involved are required to exchange information such as identification and insurance policies.

The police would like anyone who witnessed the accident or has information regarding the driver of the car involved to contact the RNC at 637-4100. Tips may also be called in anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222 TIPS (8477) or left online at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

The RNC reminded motorists to always decrease speed and to exercise caution when approaching crosswalks. The police urged pedestrians to always be alert and aware of their surroundings and to try and make eye contact with motorists before crossing in front of traffic.