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Police are investigating after a 60-year-old man was struck during a hit-and-run in Saanich last night.

Saanich Police say that the incident occurred on Monday, January 10th at approximately 7:45 p.m., at the intersection of Burnside Road West at McKenzie Avenue.

The man was crossing Burnside Road West on the north side of the road when a vehicle turning right onto McKenzie Avenue struck him.

The vehicle did not stop and continued eastbound on McKenzie Avenue. The pedestrian was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told police the vehicle was 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,” Saanich Police said in a media release.

“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.”

Police said the driver would have been more than aware that they struck this man and are urging that person to do the right thing and come forward.

“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,” police said.

Anyone with information can contact SPD at 250-475-4321 and cite file number 22-00637.

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