Pedestrian struck at Kent and Catherine streets

Ottawa police have charged a driver who fled after striking a pedestrian at the intersection of Kent and Catherine streets during the evening of Aug. 12, 2014. (CBC)

A pedestrian struck in downtown Ottawa last week has died from his injuries as the driver has been charged for failing to stop, police say.

During the evening of Aug. 12, police say a 42-year-old man was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Kent and Catherine streets near the bus station.

He suffered serious head, neck and leg injuries. Police said the man later died from his injuries in hospital.

The 42-year-old driver has been charged with failing to stop and taking a vehicle without consent. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Police said he abandoned the car and sprinted away after the crash.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222, ext. 2481, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477.