By Jonathan Guignard
The Raymond RCMP Detachment is seeking the public’s assistance after an alleged hit and run incident.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. last Sunday night, a male and female were walking on township road 6-1 B near the town of Raymond when they were struck by a vehicle.
The vehicle failed to stop to offer any help to the victims.
The couple were later located by a person driving by on the road where they were hit.
EMS were called in and both victims were taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.
The Raymond RCMP Detachment have yet to be informed of the seriousness of the injuries.
“I believe the female was transported to a Calgary hospital, but I haven’t had any updates or any conformation about that yet. We are looking to speak to both of the victims and see what they can tell us about the incident,” said Sergeant Kelly McCoy.
According to recent posts made on Facebook, the male has been released from the hospital in Lethbridge while the female remains in Calgary.
The names of the victims have not yet been released at the request of those involved.
At this period in time, there are no leads of who was driving the vehicle, but Sergeant McCoy asks anybody to come forward with information including whomever is responsible.
“If you know you did this, come in and tell us what happened. There may be a reason of why you didn’t see them and things like that can happen. There is the offence of leaving the scene without offering any assistance, but come in, have a chat with us and we will try to work things out,” said Sergeant McCoy.
Sergeant McCoy also offer words of advice for anybody walking on roads that don’t have sidewalks or walking trails for pedestrians.
“Walking on roads can be risky at any time of day. It’s important to wear visible clothing, especially if you’re extending those walks into dusk or into the period of when it gets dark. As much as people think that drivers can see because of their headlights, it’s amazing what drivers don’t see until it’s too late,” said Sergeant McCoy.
Raymond RCMP are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Raymond Detachment at 403-752-4747 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. They would like to remind people that all calls will be confidential.