White Rock police ask driver who hit teen pedestrian last month to come forward

Const. Shaileshni Molison says police want to hear driver's side of the story.

White Rock police announced Thursday that a teenager was struck in a crosswalk by a vehicle last month.

And they’re appealing for the driver to come forward.

The incident occurred at Lee Street and North Bluff Road at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Jan. 20, and was reported to police the following day, according to a news release posted on the White Rock RCMP detachment’s website just before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Police say the 13-year-old victim was hit by a red, four-door sedan driven by a Caucasian male in his late teens or early 20s.

The driver reportedly stopped at the time to ask the boy if he was OK, then left. The victim complained of pain shortly after and was taken to hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Const. Shaileshni Molison told Peace Arch News the appeal was made this week after other investigative techniques were unsuccessful in identifying and locating the driver.

“The driver did stop and the driver did make sure that the kid was OK,” Molison said Friday.

While the teen’s injuries were “not serious in nature,” police want to hear the driver’s side of the story firsthand.

“We just want to speak with him,” she said, adding police are also hoping “concrete witnesses” will come forward.

Molison asked for anyone with information to contact the White Rock detachment at 778-593-3600.