British Columbia

Woman in wheelchair critically injured in Surrey hit-and-run

The 69-year-old woman was in a marked crosswalk at 68 Avenue and 132 Street when a southbound vehicle crashed into her on Monday night.

Investigators searching for driver, but no description of the vehicle has been provided

The 69-year-old woman was in a marked crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

A senior who uses an electric wheelchair is in critical condition after she was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run crash in Surrey on Monday night.

The 69-year-old woman was in a marked crosswalk at 68 Avenue and 132 Street when a southbound vehicle crashed into her at about 8:45 p.m., according to an RCMP press release.

The vehicle did not stop, and the victim had to be rushed to hospital with critical injuries.

"This is the second serious collision in two days in Surrey involving an individual being struck by a vehicle," Sgt. Chad Greig said in the release.

"With the seasons changing, rainier weather happening and the sun setting sooner, it is a combined effort by both pedestrians and drivers to ensure theirs and others' safety. Don't be complacent, and remember to adjust your travelling habits accordingly on our roadways."

Police have yet to locate the driver in the crash, and say they don't have a description for the vehicle involved. Investigators are now canvassing the area for video.

They're asking anyone who witnessed the hit and run to call RCMP at 604-599-0502, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.