Police search for hit and run driver in West Kelowna

Police are trying to find a driver who hit a pedestrian after spotting an injured teen staggering along the shoulder of Highway 97 early Friday morning.

At around 12:45 a.m., a patrolling officer spotted the 15-year-old girl on the shoulder of the southbound lane of Highway 97 South, near Grizzly Road in West Kelowna.

The girl had injuries to her right hand and left leg and was taken to hospital for treatment, said Const. Steve Holmes.

The officer, meanwhile, found tire tracks in the mud of the road shoulder near where the girl had been walking.

Also found was the victim’s purse and pieces of broken headlight/marker light along with the marker light fixture.

”The victim has not, as of yet, been able to recall anything after being struck and could not identify the vehicle involved,” said Holmes. “She advised that she had been dropped off at the Husky station on Louie Drive prior to being struck.”

Police are asking anyone with information to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.