VicPD have seized a vehicle they say resembles the SUV that struck a young woman at Bay and Blanshard Streets in downtown Victoria Thursday morning.
The SUV was located just after 10 p.m. last night after receiving a tip from the public.
“A member of the public who had seen the video of the collision online recognized the vehicle, located it and called police,” VicPD said in a statement.
According to VicPD, officers found damage on the SUV that is consistent with a recent collision.
The vehicle was seized and towed to VicPD’s secure storage area for processing. Forensic officers are working with the collision reconstruction team to determine if this vehicle was involved in the collision.
As of this publication, there have been no arrests.
On Thursday, police released dramatic dashcam footage showing the moment a pedestrian was struck while crossing a downtown intersection that morning.
The incident occurred just after 9 a.m. Thursday, December 30th at the intersection of Bay and Blanshard Streets.
In the video, a young woman can be seen walking across Blanshard Street when a grey or silver MINI Countryman SUV travelling northbound failed to stop for the red light when she was struck.
The driver of the vehicle made no attempt to stop and continued through the intersection, narrowly avoiding additional collisions with other vehicles.
The woman, who was thrown in the air, managed to get up and make her way to the side of the road before collapsing. Nearby witnesses, including motorists at the scene, rendered aid to the woman until emergency crews arrived.
Kimberlyn Slattery, the woman hit by the car, took to social media Thursday afternoon saying that she was recovering at home.
For anyone looking for an update on the pedestrian. pic.twitter.com/OleRDvtXho
— Victoria Buzz (@victoriabuzzes) December 30, 2021
She was transported to hospital by paramedics with non-life threatening injuries.
“Luckily there were no major injuries and I’ll hopefully just be sore for a while,” Slattery wrote in her Facebook post.
“Thank you to the first responders and the people that stopped to help me! Please everyone be careful out there, and please please wipe all the snow off your cars and slow down.”
She lost her mobile phone in the collision and is asking for people to watch for it in the area of the crash. If found, it can be turned in to VicPD.
The vehicle involved in the crash is was a late model, silver or grey MINI Countryman.
Investigators are looking to speak with the driver of the white Tesla Model Y as they may have more info about the incident.
Viewer discretion advised:
If you are the driver of the vehicle involved, have footage of the collision, or have information about the incident and have yet to speak with investigators, call VicPD at (250) 995-7654.
To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.