Man dies in hospital after being struck by hit-and-run driver in Mississauga
Published September 20, 2023 at 3:56 pm
Police are stepping up efforts to track down a hit-and-run driver after the pedestrian he struck in west Mississauga died in hospital just over two weeks after the incident.
Peel Regional Police, who’ll hold a media briefing/update on Thursday afternoon near the scene of the late-night Aug. 18 collision in attempts to locate witnesses, say the 58-year-old man who was struck died in hospital on Sept. 4.
Family members of the victim will also be on hand to speak to the media in a public appeal for witnesses to come forward and contact police.
Investigators said earlier that the man, whose name has not yet been released, was struck by a car as he crossed Dundas Street West mid-block just east of The Credit Woodlands (and west of Westdale Mall) at about 11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18.
The vehicle then fled the scene, police say.
Police describe the vehicle as a dark-coloured, four-door sedan that will have had visible damage to the windshield, driver’s side front fender and driver’s side front wheel well cover (over the tire).
Investigators are urging anyone who may have witnessed the collision, have dash cam footage or have any other information on the suspect or vehicle to call them at 905-453–2121, ext. 3710, or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
In addition, police would like to speak with anyone from a vehicle repair centre who has information on the suspect or vehicle.
Police have obtained this video still of a car involved in an Aug. 18 hit-and-run. (Image: Peel Regional Police)insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising