Port Alberni driver sought in hit and run

RCMP are on the hunt for a driver in a hit and run after a person was discovered badly injured on Sunday night.

Port Alberni RCMP are looking for a driver in a hit and run after a person was discovered badly injured on the road at Fourth Avenue and Strathern Street, late Friday night, Aug. 26.

“A nearby resident heard a noise. When they looked out they saw a person lying on the road, and called 911,” RCMP Insp. Brian Hunter said.

“To date we have no witnesses that saw the event nor any vehicle fleeing the scene.”

The pedestrian was transported to hospital in Port Alberni and eventually to Victoria for treatment of serious and potentially life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with info is asked to contact the RCMP at 250-723-2424 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Edited: Date of incident was Aug. 26.