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Hit-and-run car sought

The Vancouver Police collision investigation unit has released photos of a car believed to be involved in a serious hit and run two weeks ago.

At 8:30 a.m. Feb. 9, a 66-year-old man walking to the grocery store was struck by a westbound car as he crossed at the intersection of East Hastings and Princess Street. The driver did not stop, and left the man lying on the road with a broken pelvis and two broken legs. 

Police are confident the driver was aware he hit someone, yet still made the decision to flee.

The car involved should have front-end damage as a result of the collision, and was described as a white, four-door, 2000 or 2001 Nissan Altima. Surveillance video shows an orange or red sticker or decal on the rear of the suspect vehicle.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying any vehicle that matches this description, including any similar vehicles that may have been hidden or moved indoors to avoid detection, or repaired at a body shop without an insurance claim.

Anyone with information is asked to call the VPD collision investigation unit at 604-717-3012.

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