Police Investigating After Woman Seriously Injured in Hit and Run in Mississauga

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Police are looking for witnesses after an alleged hit and run collision in Mississauga left a woman with serious injuries.

Peel police say investigators from the Major Collision Bureau are looking to speak with anyone who might have witnessed the incident that occurred shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019.

Police say the victim, 51-year-old Kidist Teffera, was crossing Winston Churchill Boulevard at Bayberry Drive when she was reportedly struck by a vehicle turning left. Police allege the vehicle failed to stop or offer assistance to the woman. Police say the victim suffered serious injuries, including a broken nose, fractured ribs, a spinal injury and a fractured pelvis.

"I cannot believe that someone could hit a person with a car and leave them helpless on the road." Teffera told police. "I worry that my injuries will affect my ability to continue to assist others in the community through my volunteer work." she went on to say.

Police say investigators have narrowed their search to the residential area within the boundaries of Winston Churchill Boulevard, Tenth Line, Derry Road and Argentia Road.

Video surveillance in the area has identified the suspect vehicle travelling north from Aspen Avenue to Bayberry Drive, then turning right onto Bayberry Drive and then left onto Winston Churchill Boulevard where it struck the victim, who was crossing the street with the right of way.

Investigators believe that the vehicle is a small dark SUV similar to a Ford Escape.

"It is sad that a member of our community can be injured in this manner for doing nothing more than crossing the street," said Detective Sergeant Gary Carty of the Major Collision Bureau.

"We are asking residents in the area to report any vehicles they may have seen, with minor front end damage around March 4 to Peel Regional Police. We are also appealing to the driver to contact a lawyer and surrender to police."

Investigators are appealing for anyone with information on this collision as well as those with dash cam footage or surveillance cameras, to call investigators with the Major Collision Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3710.

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