UPDATE: Charges approved in hit and run of flaggers in Burnaby, B.C.

Burnaby, BC – Burnaby RCMP advises that charges have been approved regarding the hit and run of two flaggers that occurred on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

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Charged is 38-year-old Brenda Ouma Aregay of Surrey, B.C.

Charges include two counts of Assault with a Weapon, two counts of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, two counts of Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident, and two counts of Assault.

As this matter is now before the courts there will be no further information provided.

Burnaby RCMP is asking anyone who has any information about this incident to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922, or if they wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or submit a tip online at www.solvecrime.ca

BACKGROUND

Burnaby RCMP investigate hit and run of flaggers

Burnaby, BC – On Wednesday June 28, 2017 at about 1130 am, Burnaby RCMP received a complaint of a flag person having been struck by a motorist on 10th Ave near Kingsway. The suspect vehicle subsequently fled the scene without stopping. When police arrived, they discovered one flag person had received serious injuries and that a second flag person had also been struck a little further along in the construction zone. The second flagger’s injuries appeared to be minor.

Shortly after arriving at the crash scene, police received a complaint about a woman assaulting two children on a nearby street in Burnaby. Upon arrival at the assault incident, it was learned that the female assault suspect was the suspect driver of the offending vehicle from the hit and run in the construction zone on 10th Ave. The suspect driver has been identified and apprehended, and is now in custody.

The children involved were related to the suspect and staff from the Ministry of Children and Family Development were contacted and now involved with the children.

Earlier today our investigators spoke with the victim of the first hit and run in hospital and confirmed her injuries as a head injury with a concussion and bruising. She remains in hospital.

Our investigation continues and criminal and or Motor Vehicle Act charges are being considered.

Burnaby RCMP needs your help and urge you to call if you witnessed this incident or have any further information to assist with this investigation, please call Burnaby RCMP’s at 604-294-7922 or Crime Stoppers, if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

Police File # 2017-28106

Burnaby RCMP


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