SURREY RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the driver involved in a pedestrian hit and run incident that occurred on Tuesday, November 5 shortly before 6 p.m. in the 13300 block of 95A Avenue.
 
The victim, a 19-year-old Surrey male, was travelling westbound on the north side of 95A Avenue with his girlfriend when he was struck by a vehicle from behind. The impact of the collision knocked the victim off his motorized wheelchair and onto the side of the road. The vehicle temporarily lost control before fleeing westbound on 132nd Street. The victim was taken to hospital with numerous injuries including a broken clavicle as well as several lower body fractures. In addition, the victim also suffers from a brittle bone condition which makes his injuries more significant.
 
Police have recovered vehicle parts from the scene which indicate the suspect vehicle possibly being a dark purple colour. Witnesses describe the vehicle as being a smaller, import sedan, similar to a Honda Civic. The vehicle will also have significant front end damage to the passenger side.
 
Surrey RCMP continues to investigate this incident including canvassing the area for any video surveillance and speaking with additional witnesses along with liaising with other agencies.
 
“Any case of hit and run is upsetting, but even more so when the victim is in a wheelchair,” says Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet. “We urge the driver to contact our investigators right away. It’s never too late to make a wrong right, and do the right thing.”
 
Anyone with more information about this incident or about a vehicle matching this description is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 quoting file # 2013-147373 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.
 
With the recent time change and changing weather patterns, police are once again reminding the public to take extra precaution when out on our roads.