Jogger in serious condition after hit and run

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KAMLOOPS - Police are searching for a person of interest and the suspect car involved in a hit and run this morning on the Tk'emlups reserve.

The victim, who was out for a jog, is now in serious condition at Royal Inland Hospital, Staff Sgt. Doug Aird says in a media release.

This morning police were called to the 500 block of Athabasca Street West on the Tk'emlups reserve. 

A car struck one of two joggers heading northbound. The driver slowed down after the collision, but sped away without fully stopping, Aird says.

In the afternoon, a witness discovered the suspect vehicle abandoned near the Halston overpass. The vehicle was stolen from a Nanaimo street address at approximately 5 a.m. today.

Kamloops Rural RCMP are looking for anyone who witnessed this or had contact with a person of interest who was seen walking in circles on the travel portion of the Halston Bridge at 7:45 a.m. this morning.

The young man was wearing a black jacket with the hood up and carrying a white back pack. Police believe he may have gotten a ride off the bridge. If you have any information on this person, contact crime stoppers or the local detachment.

Aird is asking the driver of the suspect vehicle to "be accountable for their actions and contact the detachment."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477.


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