Police say they are confident they will be able to identify a driver involved in two hit and run incidents north of Vernon.
RCMP responded to a report of a two vehicle hit and run collision on Highway 97 near Stickle Road around 2 pm Wednesday.
“RCMP members attended and learned that a Blue GMC pick-up had rear ended a white Honda Civic. The driver of the pick-up failed to stop and continued to drive southbound on Highway 97 where the pick-up then collided with a Ministry of Transportation vehicle which was working on the highway at the time,” says Cst. Kelly Brett.
The driver of the pick-up exited the vehicle and fled on foot prior to police arrival and was not located.
The driver of the Honda was taken to hospital for what appeared to be minor injuries.
“The RCMP are confident that the driver of the suspect vehicle will be identified and the investigation into this matter is on-going,” says Brett. “Although this particular incident ended with only minor property damage and injuries, it could have been fatal.”
Police are urging motorists to obey all posted speed signs and be alert for construction workers on the road.
“The reduced speed limits are 24 hours a day and 7 days a week – even if workers are not present,” adds Brett.