Hit and run victim waits six and a half hours to call 911

Gord Molendyk

"SHE DID NOT REPORT THE EVENTS EARLIER AS SHE WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS OK"

An inebriated woman waited over six hours to dial 911 because she didn't think her injuries were serious enough. By the time RCMP arrived on scene, the vehicle was long gone, and members of the public are now being asked to come forward with any information on the incident.

The hit and run occurred around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, and RCMP didn't respond until 5 a.m. Friday morning. "She did not report the events earlier as she was under the influence of alcohol and she thought she was ok," RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk said.

"The victim, a 34-year-old woman, suffered lacerations to her leg," Molendyk said.

The woman said she was running across the street at 32nd St. and 28th Ave. when she was struck by an unknown vehicle.

"The victim told officers she was crossing the road with a bag full of empty cans at the time and it ripped apart and the cans fell on the street," Molendyk said.

RCMP located some of the strewn cans on the road near 27th Ave. and Coldstream Ave.

"The victim has been taken to hospital for treatment to her leg," Molendyk said.

Anyone who may have been involved in this incident, may have been a witness, or was in the area around 10:30 p.m. is asked to call the Vernon RCMP at (250)545-7171.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infotelnews.ca or call (250)309-5230.


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