Red Deer County, Alberta – (Sat, Sep 18, 7:45 PM) Innisfail RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance as the investigate a hit and run to a pedestrian as well as the theft of the pedestrian’s vehicle.
On September 18, 2021 at approximately 1:45 pm, Innisfail RCMP were dispatched to report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle on Township Road 364 near Range road 44 in Red Deer County. Upon arriving at the scene an speaking with witnesses, investigators learned that the victim, a 77-year-old man had parked his truck on the shoulder of Township road 364 while he had been working in a field adjacent to the road. The victim saw his vehicle driving away and realized that it had been stolen at which time he went back to the road.
Moments later he was struck by a white, newer model pickup truck believed to be associated to the theft of his vehicle. The victim and a witness described that a second vehicle, a blue car with a female driver was also involved in the incident.
STARS air ambulance transported the victim to hospital where he remains in serious but stable condition. The victim’s stolen truck, a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado was recovered a short distance from where it was stolen; on the corner of Range Road 45 and Township Road 360.
“We believe that there were several people involved in this incident and are hopeful that someone will come forward with information”, says Constable Sara Devine, Innisfail RCMP. “The white truck that hit the victim may have some damage to the front end, and we would very much like to speak to anyone that has information on this incident.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Innisfail RCMP detachment at 403-227-3342.. If you wish to remain anonymous, you contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
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