Port Alberni RCMP cordon off the intersection at Argyle Street and Fourth Avenue on May 10 where a 54-year-old local woman was hit while crossing Argyle. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Port Alberni RCMP find driver, car suspected in hit and run

Family sets up gofundme account for woman injured in collision

Port Alberni RCMP have found the driver they suspect was involved in a hit and run on Argyle Street on May 10 that sent a woman to hospital with serious injuries.

On the evening of May 10, thanks to information provided by members of the public, the suspect car and driver were located, according to an RCMP press release.

READ MORE: Port Alberni RCMP seek driver involved in hit and run

The car was subsequently impounded for forensic examination. The RCMP did not release the driver’s name, saying the investigation is ongoing.

No charges had been laid as of Friday morning.

RCMP responded just before 2 p.m. to a hit and run collision between a car and a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk at Argyle Street and Fourth Avenue. Witnesses said the driver of the car got out of his vehicle to check on the woman, then got back into his car and drove away.

A 54-year-old woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A Gofundme.com account has been set up by family members for Isobel Mickey, who they said is the woman injured in the hit and run. Mickey has a broken arm and pelvis, and relative Kelly Malon said Mickey will need extensive surgery on her shoulder. She was to be sent to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for surgery, Malon noted.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

Just Posted

Ahousaht welcomes massive Surfrider Canada conference to Meares Island near Tofino

“It was the first time we’ve all come together.”

Alberni RCMP kept busy with 170 calls over May long weekend

Detachment answers calls from fatal vehicle crash to man with a gun, trailer thefts

Celebrate cycling in Port Alberni during Bike to Work and School Week

Numerous ‘celebration stations’ are planned for May 28 to June 2

Chaos and creativity reign at Alberni’s Rollin Art Centre

The next art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre will be an… Continue reading

Ucluelet shakes up emergency services, removes manager, eyes new sirens

District has eliminated Emergency and Environmental Manager position

VIDEO: After the floods, comes the cleanup as Grand Forks rebuilds

Business owners in downtown wonder how long it will take for things to go back to normal

Study recommends jurors receive more financial and psychological support

Federal justice committee calls for 11 policy changes to mitigate juror stress

Research needed on impact of microplastics on B.C. shellfish industry: study

SFU’s department of biological sciences recommends deeper look into shellfish ingesting microbeads

B.C. dad pens letter urging overhaul of youth health laws after son’s fatal overdose

The Infants Act currently states children under 19 years old may consent to medical treatment on own

Singh sides with B.C. in hornet’s nest of pipeline politics for the NDP

Singh had called for a more thorough environmental review process on the proposal

VIDEO: B.C. woman gets up-close view of Royal wedding

Kelly Samra won a trip back to her home country to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say ‘I do’

Construction crane tips over at Nanaimo work site

Incident happened Wednesday morning at Turner Road and Uplands Drive

30 C in B.C., 30 cm of snow expected for eastern Canada

It might be hot in B.C., but the rest of Canada still dealing with cold

Horgan defends fight to both retain and restrict Alberta oil imports

Alberta says pipeline bottlenecks are kneecapping the industry, costing millions of dollars a day

Most Read