Teenagers steal car, break elderly man’s hip

Teenagers steal car, break elderly man's hip Two male teenagers injured an 82-year-old man on Main Street and Second Avenue on Monday morning in a hit-and-run.

Two male teenagers injured an 82-year-old man on Main Street and Second Avenue on Monday morning in a hit-and-run.

The man was treated at the scene of the accident and then transferred to Whitehorse General Hospital where medical staff discovered the man had a broken hip.

He was scheduled to undergo surgery yesterday.

Less than an hour after the accident, Whitehorse RCMP located and arrested the teenagers, aged 13 and 15, who had stolen a 2001 Toyota Tacoma.

Both were charged with possession of stolen property. The 13-year-old, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, was released to his parents.

The 15-year-old, who was driving at the time of the incident according to RCMP, was scheduled to appear in court yesterday on five charges, including theft of a motor vehicle, failing to remain at the scene of an accident, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Moments before the 82-year-old man was struck, the teenagers rear-ended another vehicle on Second Ave. and Robert Service Way, causing minimal damages.

On Tuesday Whitehorse RCMP said they were still piecing together what happened and that they needed help from the public and witnesses who were in that area at the time of the incident.

They contacted the vehicle owner, who was not aware that his vehicle had been stolen.

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