Couple seeks hit-run driver

A White Rock man whose wife was struck in a marked crosswalk Nov. 12 is appealing for information.

A White Rock man whose wife was struck in a marked crosswalk Nov. 12 is appealing to anyone who may have information on the driver – and to the driver herself – to come forward.

Wendy Busby was crossing Johnston Road in the crosswalk just south of North Bluff Road when she was struck by a light-coloured northbound car just after 1:30 p.m. The impact threw the 48-year-old up onto the car’s hood, then back onto the ground, Busby’s husband, James, said last week.

Fortunately, Busby wasn’t seriously hurt, but the elderly female driver never even checked.

She “stopped for a second” then drove off, James Busby said.

Unfortunately, his wife was too in shock to get a good description of the vehicle or a licence-plate number, he said.

While the Busbys are certain someone must have witnessed the collision – a dark-coloured southbound pickup had stopped for Busby just before she was hit – no one stopped to help or provide information, James Busby said.

The incident was reported to ICBC as well as police Nov. 14, however, White Rock RCMP say they have no record of it.

James Busby said the driver is fortunate it wasn’t a child that was hit.

“If it was a little kid or somebody pushing a little stroller, that would’ve gone right under the car. It would’ve killed them,” he said.

He is also concerned about the crosswalk itself, which has large planters that he says restricts visibility.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with information on the driver involved may contact police at 778-593-3600 or email James Busby at


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