A man has been arrested after a Port Alberni pedestrian was seriously injured Thursday morning in a hit-and-run.
Port Alberni RCMP said the driver sped away from the scene, but officers were able to obtain CCTV footage showing the suspect vehicle and the incident, which they released, asking for the public's help identifying the driver.
Police said they received several tips, and officers were able to location the vehicle.
The registered owner, a man in his 80s, was arrested for allegedly failing to remain at the scene of an accident and dangerous operation causing bodily harm.
The driver was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in 2024. No charges have yet been laid.
Officers obtained a search warrant and seized the vehicle, which is being held for a forensic examination.
"We would like to thank the public for their vigilance and quick response to our request for assistance," said RCMP Const. Richard Johns. "Working together has allowed our investigation to come to a quick conclusion."
Police received a report about 11 a.m. that a pedestrian had been struck near the intersection of Johnston Road and Adelaide Street. They arrived to find firefighters and paramedics tending to the woman, who is in her 60s.
The area was closed for several hours as collision analysts examined the scene.