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Two pedestrians struck in Markham hit-and-run

One victim taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries

NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit are seeking witnesses and the driver of a suspect vehicle following a serious pedestrian fail-to-remain collision in the City of Markham.

On Monday, April 22, 2019 at 8:25 p.m., police were called to the intersection of Yonge Street and Meadowview Avenue, which is just north of Steeles Avenue, for a report of a fail-to-remain collision where two pedestrians had been struck. When officers arrived, they found a 44-year-old man suffering from minor injuries and a 45-year-old woman suffering from life-threatening injuries. She was transported to hospital where she remains.

Investigators are releasing video surveillance and an image that shows the suspect vehicle, a white pick-up truck,making a left turn from southbound Yonge Street onto eastbound Meadowview Avenue. The truck struck the two pedestrians then drove away from the scene. The driver of the pick-up truck is urged to seek legal counsel and turn themselves in.

Investigators also want to speak to the occupants of a white compact sport utility vehicle that was stopped at the light for westbound Meadowview Avenue and likely witnessed the collision.

The investigation is ongoing and any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police, or anyone who may have dash cam footage of the collision,are being asked to please come forward.

York Regional Police is asking anyone with information to contact the Major Collision Investigation Unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online.

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