Strathmore hit and run suspect turns himself in to RCMP
RCMP say accused hit pedestrian, resulting in serious injuries
RCMP in Strathmore say a driver believed to have been involved in a hit and run that sent a pedestrian to hospital with serious injuries has turned himself in.
The 37-year-old Strathmore man is not being named at this point but Strathmore RCMP say charges of dangerous driving and leaving the scene of an accident are pending against him.
The incident happened just before 11 p.m. MT Saturday. RCMP say the pedestrian was walking along Range Road 252A, just outside of Strathmore, and was hit by a truck travelling eastbound on the road.
After striking the pedestrian, RCMP say the driver abruptly spun around and fled, going into the north ditch between the road and the Trans-Canada Highway.
In doing so, it struck a power pole on the driver's side, leaving broken parts of the suspect vehicle on the ground.
The driver travelled eastbound in the ditch before returning to the road.
Witnesses describe the suspect vehicle as a white four-door work truck with a drilling company's name and logo on the door.
The truck will have damage to the driver's side as well as possibly the front end. It is believed to be a local truck.
The 21-year-old male victim was sent to hospital with serious injuries but has since been released from Foothills Hospital.