CALGARY — Police are looking for answers in the death of a pedestrian who was run over by two separate vehicles that fled the scene.
Wong Shuk Yee, 56, was struck while crossing a street at a busy intersection in northwest Calgary on Wednesday morning.
As she was lying on the ground, she was run over by a second vehicle that dragged her 50 metres before it sped away.
Police say it’s believed at least two other motorists slowed down and drove around the victim.
“If the person actually knows they’ve hit something, or they know someone is dead on the side of the road, then ... I’m a bit shaken by people’s callousness,” said Sgt. Colin Foster of the Calgary Police Service.
Police did eventually receive a call from one of the drivers who turned himself in. Steven Jonathan Vanasse of Calgary, 24, was charged with hit and run causing death on Thursday.
Tonja Beach was the first person to come to the victim’s assistance. She said she was saddened that both the drivers who hit Yee fled and that nobody else initially stopped. “There’s no compassion in the city.” — CP
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