13-year-old boy injured after hit-and-run in downtown Kamloops – CFJC Today Kamloops

A teenager was struck by a vehicle in downtown Kamloops on Tuesday afternoon and the driver of the vehicle left the scene, prompting police to issue an appeal for information.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said the 13-year-old boy was in a crosswalk, crossing Seymour Street at Eighth Avenue, when he was struck by a car at 2 p.m. Shelkie said the driver did not stop and continued eastbound on the one-way street.

The incident happened at the intersection of Seymour Street and Eighth Avenue, according to a police press release, at 2 p.m. this afternoon (Nov. 19). The teen was crossing Seymour Street inside the crosswalk. The boy was taken to a medical facility with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are now searching for a black, newer-model Buick Encore, which may or may not have damage to its front left quarter panel.

Instead, the vehicle — a black, newer-model Buick Encore — continued down Seymour. It may have damage to the front left quarter panel, notes the release.

The 54-year-old female pedestrian struck and killed by a truck in Kamloops on Friday has been identified by friends as Lucy Phua.

Darshan Lindsay, director of executive communications at Thompson Rivers University, says Phua was an employee at TRU. 

"Our focus at this time is on supporting family members and our employees, and we will not be providing further information," Lindsay said in an email.

RCMP responded to the fatal incident at McGill Road and University Drive about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Phua was pronounced deceased on scene.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says the collision happened in a marked crosswalk at the intersection.

"The victim was crossing in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of McGill Road and University Drive. The pickup truck was making a left hand turn on a green light."

The driver stayed at the scene and was brought to the Kamloops RCMP detachment to further the investigation. Police closed nearby roads for several hours.