The parked 2007 Toyota Yaris sustained significant damage after the driver of a red SUV slammed into it on Sunday in the 1500-block of Longacre Dr. in Gordon Head.

Saanich police hunt hit-and-run driver

Red SUV seen fleeing collision that left parked car inoperable in Gordon Head

  • Apr. 27, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Saanich Police are on the lookout for a hit-and-run driver who struck a parked car in Gordon Head on Sunday.

On April 26 around 7:30 p.m., witnesses heard a crash in the 1500-block of Longacre Dr. and rushed to see the cause.

Witnesses then saw a medium-sized, red SUV fleeing from the scene eastbound on Longacre Drive. No licence plate was obtained from the older-model SUV, said Saanich Police Sgt. Steve Eassie.

The parked vehicle, a 2007 Toyota Yaris, sustained significant damage to the front end of the vehicle, rendering the vehicle inoperable, Eassie said. The significant impact pushed the parked vehicle about 20 feet, he added.

Evidence was obtained from the scene which police believe may help to identify the suspect vehicle.

“We are looking to locate the vehicle and to identify the driver.  We believe that someone that lives in the area may have information about the location of the vehicle” Eassie said.  “The parked vehicle was not occupied, however, the driver of the suspect vehicle would still have an obligation to take steps to exchange information with the vehicle owner.”

Anyone who may have information about this incident, or have information about the suspect vehicle or its location is asked to contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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