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Investigators release surveillance video from Dec. 13 hit-and-run collision involving two pedestrians

For Immediate Release:11-Jan-2018 @ 11:45 AM
MRU #:TR17R052-03

Police continue to search for the driver of a white van responsible for leaving the scene of a collision on Dec. 13, 2017, which sent two pedestrians to hospital with multiple, serious injuries.

The Major Collision Investigations Unit released surveillance video today, which shows the suspect vehicle, a white van, colliding with the two pedestrians (see below).

Investigators are hopeful that someone in the community will recognize the van captured in the surveillance video and contact police or Crime Stoppers immediately.

“This video clearly shows the suspect vehicle striking the two pedestrians and leaving the scene of the collision just after 5 p.m. that evening, near a marked crosswalk at 96 Street and 71 Avenue,” says Const. Pauline Westman, of the EPS Major Collision Investigations Unit.

“The images are without a doubt disturbing, and also clearly reveal the lack of empathy displayed by the driver for leaving those pedestrians lying on the side of the road in critical condition. We need the public’s assistance in finding that van and its driver.”

Major Collision investigators are urging anyone with information about the driver, vehicle or collision to contact the EPS at the non-emergency number, 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

The hit-and-run collision occurred just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 in a marked crosswalk at 96 Street and 71 Avenue.  A 49-year-old female and a 64-year-old male were crossing from west to east in the crosswalk when they were struck by a van travelling southbound. 


The van initially slowed down after the collision then abruptly fled from the scene. Both pedestrians were treated by EMS and taken to hospital with multiple, serious injuries. 


Police have not been able to locate the involved vehicle and the identity of the driver is not known.

Witnesses described the vehicle as an older model white van with a black roof rack. The van did not have any side windows and it had an Alberta license plate. The suspect vehicle will have some front end damage.


Please contact Scott Pattison at (780) 421-3553 for more information.

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