Hit and run under investigation

Police still have no leads on a vehicle that hit a Whitehorse woman and then drove off on the weekend. It was approximately 2:45 a.m.

Police still have no leads on a vehicle that hit a Whitehorse woman and then drove off on the weekend.

It was approximately 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, when a 29-year-old Whitehorse woman was struck by a vehicle while walking across Fourth Avenue. She was crossing in front of the Catholic Church near Steele Street and was not walking along a designated crosswalk, confirmed Cpl. Rock Aird, of the Whitehorse RCMP.

After weighing the decision, police will not release any potential information they may have on the vehicle because it is not reliable, he said.

“There is conflicting information,” said Aird. “Because one person was, like, four blocks away and didn’t have glasses on. “Unfortunately we just don’t have anything we can put out because the trouble with that is if we release even something like that, when it’s so vague, it could steer people in the wrong direction.”

The only other person in the area at the time of the incident didn’t actually witness it, said Aird.

Two Whitehorse citizens who provided first aid to the woman were just passing by after the vehicle had already left the scene.

According to the attending officer’s notes, the woman appeared to have suffered a broken arm and was taken to Whitehorse General Hospital by ambulance.

On Thursday, she was still in stable condition at the hospital. The full extent of her injuries include a broken left arm and leg, pelvis fractures and an injury to the right knee.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the RCMP at 867-667-5555. (Roxanne Stasyszyn)

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