Date: Thursday, December 30, 2021
Victoria, BC – VicPD Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team investigators are asking for your help as they work to locate the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit and run crash that sent a young woman to hospital this morning.
Officers were called to the intersection of Bay and Blanshard streets just after 9 a.m. this morning after a pedestrian was struck while crossing at the intersection. The young woman was crossing the street, in the cross walk, with the light, when she was struck by a vehicle travelling northbound that failed to stop for the red light. The driver of the vehicle continued through the intersection, narrowly avoiding additional collisions with other vehicles. The driver of the vehicle did not stop.
The incident was captured on video which is shared below. The video is graphic in nature. Viewer discretion is advised.
The vehicle involved is described as a late model, silver or grey MINI Countryman. This vehicle may have damage to the right front hood and bumper area.
Investigators are also hoping to speak with the driver of the Tesla Model Y that was making the left hand turn onto Blanshard Street as they may have additional video of the vehicle involved.
Several people on scene came to the young woman’s aid. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by B.C. Emergency Health Services paramedics.
If you are the driver of the vehicle involved, have footage of the collision, or have information about the incident and have yet to speak with investigators, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.