Saskatoon

Parents say kids in Saskatoon apartment complex witnessed fatal hit-and-run Monday night

People who live in a Saskatoon apartment complex are dealing with the fallout of a fatal hit-and-run Monday night. Parents say some small children witnessed a woman get hit and die.

Road where woman died winds through heart of Dundonald Village complex

Skid marks and stained pavement mark the spot where the woman died. (Dan Zakreski/CBC)

Parents living in an apartment complex near Confederation Drive and 33rd Street in Saskatoon are dealing with the fallout of a fatal hit-and-run Monday night.

It happened just after 9 p.m. CST on the narrow road that winds through the heart of the Dundonald Village complex. Pre-teen children were playing on the roadway and grassy embankments when the woman was hit, and they witnessed her death and its aftermath, parents say.

Police are saying little beyond the time of the incident, its general location and that the 33-year-old woman is from Saskatoon.

On Wednesday morning, parents readying their kids for school talked about how seeing the accident has affected their children. None wanted to be named because what happened is still under investigation.

"My nine-year-old daughter and her friend saw it happen," said one woman.

"Her phone had died so she ran into the house and said call 911, someone was hit by a car. She said there was blood everywhere."

A man who lives in a unit across from where it happened said he was playing with his young son and had gone into his apartment to get a bite to eat. When he looked outside moments later, he saw the body on the ground.

He said that he ran outside with a first-aid kit, "but it was really bad."

Another parent said she saw a car come racing around the corner away from the accident, tires squealing and moving about 40 kilometres an hour.

"Then my daughter came running, saying someone had been hit and there was blood everywhere," she said.

Police are asking for anyone with any information or security camera footage to come forward.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dan Zakreski is a reporter for CBC Saskatoon.

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