The family of a 20-year-old woman injured in a hit-and-run are asking any witnesses of the incident to step forward and contact police.
Their 1-year-old French Bulldog, Louie, was killed in the crash.
At around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10th, 20-year-old Azeya Pokorny was walking her dog at the crosswalk on Foul Bay Road and Leighton Road when they were hit by a car, whose driver did not stop to check on them.
Pokorny’s mother, Julianne Cameron says that the vehicle is described as a burgundy Toyota SUV.
“Azeya was pretty bruised up but she will be fine physically. The gruesomeness of the hit may result in PTSD symptoms which I’m very worried about,” Cameron tells Victoria Buzz.
She says their dog probably died on site as a result of the head trauma, but hospital staff did their best to try and resuscitate him.
“Neither municipalities will take responsibility for the safety of this crosswalk which really needs lights,” says Cameron.
The incident was reported to police on Thursday, however Cameron says that the constable assigned to the case had Friday and the weekend off meaning there was no one to work on finding the suspect.
Victoria Buzz reached out to VicPD on Friday and have not heard back as of the time of publication.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Victoria Police at (250) 995-7654, or call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1 800-222-8477.