Police anticipate charges for driver who struck 3 pedestrians in apparent hit-and-run

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Regina Police say it is anticipating charges against the driver of the allegedly stolen vehicle (not pictured). (Cory Coleman/CBC - image credit)
Regina Police say it is anticipating charges against the driver of the allegedly stolen vehicle (not pictured). (Cory Coleman/CBC - image credit)

The Regina Police Service says it is expecting to lay charges after a driver stole a vehicle and ran into three pedestrians, leaving at least one with life-threatening injuries, before fleeing the scene.

According to the preliminary investigation from RPS, a driver rear-ended a car driven by a man who was stopped at the intersection of Victoria and Arcola avenues shortly before noon CST on Wednesday.

When the man exited his car, the driver of the stolen vehicle ran into him.

Others who witnessed the incident got out of their vehicles to assist the man who was hit, and the driver then hit the original victim and two others who were assisting him, police said. The driver then fled the scene.

In an email, RPS confirmed that the three pedestrians initially survived the incident. The man whose car was rear-ended had injuries that were "critical and life-threatening." Police said the two who assisted him were also injured but did not have details on the extent of the injury.

Police did not have recent updates on the injuries to any of those involved.

The person who was allegedly driving the stolen vehicle has since been arrested. Anyone with information that could help police in their ongoing investigation is asked to call Regina police or Crime Stoppers.

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