A 37-year-old Chilliwack man is recovering from a broken leg and head injuries after being struck in a hit-and-run while walking on a downtown sidewalk earlier this month.
Mounties say that on March 2 around 12: 15 a.m. two men were walking along Williams Street, on the west sidewalk, when a vehicle drove across the on-coming lane of traffic, jumped the curb, and struck one of the two pedestrians.
The vehicle then took off, driving east on Portage Avenue towards Menzies Avenue.
Police say the victim suffered a broken leg and trauma to his head and body.
Despite that, they say the outcome could have been much worse.
"This accident could have been a lot more serious than it was," RCMP spokesperson Const. Tracy Wolbeck said in a press release. "We are hopeful that someone knows something that can help us locate the driver of the vehicle."
Police say evidence at the scene suggests that the vehicle could be a light blue Toyota car.
? Anyone with information is asked to call Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611.