The man behind the wheel of a hit and run in Surrey, B.C., last night has turned himself into police, RCMP say.          

Cpl. Bert Paquet says the driver struck a pedestrian near the intersection of 144 Street and 84A Avenue around 7:45 p.m. PT Monday and then fled the scene.

The 34-year-old female victim was rushed to Royal Columbian Hospital in serious condition.

After police released details of the incident, the driver turned himself in to police, he says.

"Late last night a 49-year-old Coquitlam male attended the Surrey RCMP main detachment in Surrey and identified himself as the driver involved," said Paquet.

The female victim remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries.        

The driver has been released by police. Officers say charges are possible as they continue to investigate.