VIDEO: Driver takes off after hitting car in nearly empty West Kelowna parking lot

A West Kelowna woman says the driver of this truck backed into her car and left.
Image Credit: Facebook/Dana Saretsky

WEST KELOWNA – A local woman is using social media to track down a pair of Alberta tourists who managed to crash into the only other vehicle in a large parking lot over the weekend.

The incident happened outside the Cask & Barrel Liquor Store on Westlake Road the evening of July 31. West Kelowna resident Dana Saretsky posted surveillance footage to Facebook that shows a black Dodge Ram backing out of a parking spot in a large, mostly empty lot.

The driver of the truck changes direction midway and reverses right into the front of a car Saretsky says belongs to her son.

The driver then leaves the scene.

Saretsky does not say how much damage was done to the car but the video shows clear contact between the two vehicles.

“The truck has Alberta plates but could not be distinguished by any of the video footage,” she writes in her post, which has been shared hundreds of times. “We are hoping they are still in the area and can be caught. People like this are the scum of our society. All we ask is that you share this video and if you see this truck please call RCMP and if at all possible get the license plate number.”

Saretsky says the truck has chrome window protectors over blacked out windows and chrome running boards and fenders.

The couple in the truck appear to be both in their 30s, she says in her post, describing the woman as overweight with light, brown or dark-blonde, medium length hair and the man as tall, heavy-set with short dark hair and a full beard.

“He was wearing a leg brace on his right leg and walked with a limp,” she says. 

Witnesses to the incident or anyone who recognizes the vehicle should call West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

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