Police seek driver of speeding pickup that almost hit children on Lampson Street

Victoria police are searching for the male driver of a pickup truck that fled from a collision that narrowly missed some children.

Officers were called about 1:45 p.m. Thursday to a collision at Lampson Street and Old Esquimalt Road. They determined that a white Mazda B-series pickup was travelling along Lampson at high speed when it lost control, swerved and ran into a fence at a house — almost hitting a group of children in the process.

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None of the children was injured. It is not known if the driver was hurt.

The pickup was last seen in the area of Old Esquimalt Road and Head Street.

Victoria police would like to hear from anyone with information about the incident, or who has surveillance or dashcam footage.

Call 250-995-7654, extension 1, or call 911 if you know where the driver is.

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