Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
File: 21-14392

Esquimalt, BC – Esquimalt Division Patrol and Integrated Canine Service officers are searching for the driver of a vehicle that fled from a crash this afternoon which narrowly missed nearby children.

Officers were called to the intersection of Lampson Street and Old Esquimalt Road at approximately 1:45 p.m. today for a report of a collision. Upon investigation, officers learned that a white truck was travelling at high speed on Lampson Street when it lost control and swerved, narrowly missing a group of nearby children. The vehicle collided with a fence at a nearby house. The driver of the vehicle then fled the area. Luckily, no children were injured in the crash. It is unknown if the driver was hurt.

The vehicle is a small white Mazda B-series two-door pick-up truck with a white canopy and ladder rack. The vehicle was being driven by a single male driver, who was last seen in the area of the 800-block of Old Esquimalt Road and the 500 to 600-block of Head Street. A photo of a similar vehicle is below.

Officers are looking to locate and identify the driver.

Officers are also looking for surveillance and dashcam footage from the area around the time of the incident. If you have surveillance or dashcam footage from the area, please save it and call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. If you have information about this incident, please also call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. If you know the current location of vehicle the driver, please call 911.

This file remains under investigation.