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Driver turns self in after pedestrian hit-and-run

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A pedestrian is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by an SUV in a hit-and-run incident Tuesday morning.

At about 7:45 a.m., a woman was crossing from the south side of Canada Way to the north side around Smith Avenue when she was struck by a westbound SUV, said Burnaby RCMP Sgt. Dave Bell.

The female driver fled the scene but reported the incident to police shortly afterwards and has since been interviewed, Bell said.

The pedestrian was actually jaywalking at the time, he noted. People from nearby businesses called 911 and she was taken to hospital where she was to stay overnight after being treated for cuts to her head.

The driver has been issued a ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act for failure to remain at the scene of an accident, which comes with a hefty $368 fine.

As for the pedestrian, to add insult to injury she was ticketed too—for failing to use a crosswalk, a violation that carries a $109 fine.

wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

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