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UPDATE: Kamloops man arrested after he fled the scene of an accident that injured two children

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September 17, 2017 - 4:23 PM

KAMLOOPS - The man fled the scene of an accident after his car crashed into an apartment building that sent two small children to hospital has been located and arrested.

At 1:45 p.m. the Kamloops RCMP arrested the suspected driver of the black BMW Sedan that fled the scene of an accident without incident, according to an RCMP release issued today, Sept. 17.

The building on the 1600 block of Tranquille sustained damage during the accident and two small children who were taken to hospital as a precaution by B.C. Ambulance.

The driver had fled the scene of the accident before police arrived, Staff Sgt. Edward Preto says. He was arrested later this afternoon and will remain in custody pending a court appearance.

The 26-year-old Kamloops man faces allegations of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and was also breaching a conditional sentence order under the Criminal Code of Canada. Further charges under the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act may also be recommended, says Sgt. Brandon M.J. Buliziuk.

The cause of the accident and identity of the driver is under investigation. A structural engineer was called in to assess the building.

The Kamloops RCMP would like to thank the Public for all information provided and assistance during this investigation.

The RCMP did not release the name of the suspect or an update on the condition of the two injured children.

— This story was at 4:21 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 to include an update from the Kamloops RCMP.


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