Social media helps RCMP locate driver wanted in Windsor hit and run

RCMP have located the driver of a car that struck a man walking in a crosswalk in Windsor, N.S., on Saturday morning.

Man was in crosswalk when he was struck by dark-coloured hatchback car Saturday morning

RCMP have located the driver of a car that struck a man walking in a crosswalk in Windsor, N.S., on Saturday morning.

Police were called to 494 King St. at 11:17 a.m. after a dark-coloured hatchback, possibly a Hyundai, car hit the man.

Cpl. Andrew Joyce said after the accident, a black Nissan truck pulled up and someone in it spoke to the woman driver of the car and then both vehicles left the scene.

RCMP shared details of the incident through social media and a news release and requested assistance to locate a driver involved in the incident.

Social media posts were seen thousands of times and the driver was located as a result, police said in a news release Monday. There was no word on whether charges have been laid in the incident.

The victim also left the scene before police arrived but the man has been located and is OK, Joyce said.