Victoria, BC – Traffic officers are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a dog and narrowly missed a pedestrian in a marked, lit crosswalk.
The pedestrian reported that on Friday, November 9th, around 5:15 p.m., he was crossing the road in the crosswalk at the intersection of Dallas Road and Menzies Street with this two small dogs. An eastbound vehicle had stopped for him. As he crossed the road, a second vehicle, travelling westbound did not stop and drove through the crosswalk, narrowly missing the pedestrian and striking one of his dogs. The dog was killed instantly.
The pedestrian yelled at the passing vehicle, which slowed but did not stop. The driver of the vehicle instead continued westbound towards the cruise ship terminal. The pedestrian and his other dog were not physically injured in the incident.
Witnesses describe the vehicle as a white, 16 foot long “shuttle bus” style vehicle with a light bar on the roof instead of individual lights. The vehicle also has a loud squeaking wheel.
Traffic officers have not yet spoken with the driver of the vehicle are looking to hear that person’s account of what occurred.
If you have any information about this incident you are asked to call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.