UPDATE: This article has been updated to include new information as well as to correct information initially provided to media. The incident referenced in this article originally stated the time of the event occurred at 4:57 a.m. Lakeland Today was able to confirm with the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment that police were dispatched to the incident at 5:06 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2022.
COLD LAKE – Police are looking for two unknown male and female suspects seen on video surveillance leaving the area of where a Ford truck was abandoned after the vehicle was involved in hit and run of a teenage pedestrian in Cold Lake on Halloween.
At 5:06 p.m. on Oct. 31, Cold Lake RCMP assisted EMS to a call that involved a 15-year-old girl lying on the road. The teen had been hit by a vehicle at the junction of Highway 28 and 43 Ave., near McDonald’s.
“The victim lost consciousness and was transported to the Hospital with non-life threatening injuries,” according to RCMP.
An investigation by Cold Lake RCMP identified a white 2022 Ford F150 Platinum edition truck as being the vehicle that hit the pedestrian and left the scene.
The suspect vehicle was found abandoned near the location where the incident took place and was recovered by police.
Cold Lake RCMP Sgt. Pat Russell told Lakeland Today that the vehicle is registered to a business.
RCMP are in the process of communicating with the business owner to inform them that the truck was involved in a hit and run incident and that the vehicle has been seized by police.
RCMP members will also seek to confirm who had access to the vehicle on the night the incident occurred.
“We do have the option of laying some papers under the Traffic Safety Act on the registered owner if we're unable to identify the driver because the registered owner is still responsible for who operates the vehicle and the safety of how the vehicles operated,” said Russell.
“For now, police are focusing on unknown suspects, male and female, that were seeing departing the area of the vehicle that has since been seized.”
The truck has the Alberta licence plate number CKH 0443.
Cold Lake RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident. Please contact the Cold Lake RCMP at 780-594-3302 or your local police.
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