Date: January 11, 2022
Saanich Police are investigating a hit and run involving a pedestrian last night at the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Burnside Road West.
On January 10, 2022, at approximately 7:45 p.m. a pedestrian was crossing Burnside Rd West on the north side of the road when a vehicle turning right onto McKenzie Avenue struck the pedestrian, a 60-year-old man. The vehicle did not stop and continued eastbound on McKenzie Avenue. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses described the vehicle as a dark car, possibly a Chevrolet Cobalt, with no tinting on the windows and it had a loud sounding exhaust.
Investigators continue this morning to follow up on potential CCTV from homes nearby. In the meantime, they are asking for any motorists that may have been driving in the area leading up to that intersection to check their dash cams for footage of the incident or of the suspect vehicle before or after the collision.
“The driver would have been more than aware that they struck this man. We are urging the driver to do the right thing and come forward to the police. Officers have several investigative avenues to continue to explore, and they are confident that it will only be a matter of time before we can identify the driver.
Anyone with information can contact SPD at 250-475-4321 and cite file number 22-00637.
Cst. Markus Anastasiades
Public Information and Communications Officer