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Nelson Police investigating two motor vehicle collision hit-and-runs

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
June 11th, 2024

Nelson Police is requesting assistance from the public in identifying two suspects in separate hit-and-run incidents on Sunday, June 9 in the Heritage City.

Nelson Police said officers are actively investigating these incidents and urges anyone who may have witnessed one of these collisions or has information about the vehicle or driver involved to come forward.

“These two hit-and-run incidents are deeply concerning,” said Nelson Police Inspector Kris Rice.

“The Nelson Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety of all road users and we urge anyone with information come forward and assist investigators in identifying these suspects.”

Hit-and-run #1 involved a truck contacting a pedestrian in Uphill Sunday morning

On Sunday, June 9, 2024, at approximately 9:43 a.m., officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a black truck at the intersection of Stanley Street and Gore Street.

Nelson Police said that according to the victim, the impact caused them to lose consciousness for several minutes.

“Despite their injuries, the victim managed to continue walking to their workplace where a co-worker contacted the police,” Nelson Police said.

“The victim was subsequently transported to hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.”

Hit-and-run #2 involved a truck contacting a cyclist near Hume School in Fairview

On Sunday, June 9, 2024, at approximately 1:27 p.m., officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run collision involving a cyclist and a motor vehicle at the intersection of Third and Behnsen Streets.

Nelson Police said the youth cyclist was riding along Third Street approaching the intersection with Behnsen Street when a black GMC Sierra truck stopped at the intersection.

“The cyclist proceeded through the intersection when the truck suddenly pulled forward, striking the rear tire of the bicycle and causing the cyclist to fall,” Nelson Police said.

“The driver of the truck did not stop and continued driving away from the scene.”

Nelson Police said that witnesses in the area reported hearing the collision and observed the aftermath.

The injured cyclist was transported to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Suspect vehicle description:

  • 2015-2020 model year GMC Sierra pickup truck
  • black in colour

Suspect driver description:

  • Caucasian male
  • aged in his late 50’s-early 60’s
  • moustache

Nelson Police are not sure if these two incidents are related as the vehicle’s described in both collisions were black trucks.

However, Rice said the department is actively investigating these incidents and urges anyone who may have witnessed one of these collisions or has information about the vehicle or driver involved to come forward.

“If you passed by the area of either incident and have dashcam footage, this may also be of assistance to investigators,” Nelson Police said.

How to Report Information:

  • Phone: Contact the Nelson Police Department at (250) 354-3919
  • Email: Send information to dispatch@nelsonpolice.ca.
  • Crime Stoppers: Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestoppers.net.

Categories: CrimeGeneral