Burlington Police: Hit and Run, Car vs. Pedestrian

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Burlington police say they, along with Burlington Fire, responded to a hit and run around 10:20 Thursday night, involving a pedestrian and a pick-up truck.

It happened at the intersection of Oak Street and Intervale Avenue.  Burlington Police Sgt. Wade LaBrecque says an 18-year-old woman was walking across the street, and struck by a woman driving a red pick-up truck, according to two witnesses.  LaBrecque says the victim was conscious when she was transported to UVM Medical Center.

“We had our accident reconstruction officers here, they did their measurements, so they’ll try to reconstruct the accident as best they can, then we’ll pull video footage from Cumberland Farms and the Boys and Girls Club, and places we know have cameras to hopefully, catch the vehicle passing through,” says LaBrecque.

He says the victim had facial injuries, though other injuries are currently known.  He says witnesses say the woman driving is a white, blonde, skinny female, possibly in her late twenties. 

“In the state of Vermont, if you’re in an accident, you’re required to stop and render care and leave information, like your drivers license and insurance information,” says LaBrecque.

BPD is asking people to be on the lookout for this vehicle, which LaBrecque says could have damage to the front bumper and windshield.

“This right now, would be leaving the scene of an accident with injury resulting,” says LaBrecque.  “Depending on other factors, it could be careless and negligent operation as well, depending on speed and if the driver ran a stop sign and in situations like this, we always want to know if there was alcohol, or drugs involved.”

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