Hamilton hit-and-run suspect stole vehicle just before hitting pedestrian: police

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Published December 14, 2022 at 9:45 am

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The Hamilton Police Service released more information regarding a hit-and-run that has left a 70-year-old man fighting for his life.

The Hamilton Police Service released more information Wednesday morning regarding a hit-and-run collision that has left a 70-year-old man fighting for his life.

When he was struck, the man was walking at around 9 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Upper Wentworth and Elite Dr. area near Rymal Rd.

Police say the involved Subaru was abandoned shortly after, indicating the suspect fled.

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Officials confirmed that the Subaru was stolen just before the collision from the area of Upper Sherman Ave. and Stone Church Rd. East, and that the suspect was dropped off near the vehicle by a “dark-coloured Ford pickup truck” before it was stolen.

“We are asking residents and businesses in the area to review their security cameras between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. (on Dec. 10) for any suspicious activity and asking for anyone driving in the area at that time with dash cam footage to contact police,” issued law enforcement.

The victim in the hit-and-run suffered life-threatening injuries.

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