Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries after hit-and-run in city’s north side

A 50-year-old woman is fighting for her life in hospital after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run in the city’s north side Friday morning.

Police said the woman was found in an alley in the area of 119 Avenue and 105 Street in the Westwood neighbourhood just after 8:30 a.m.

The vehicle, which investigators believe to be a smaller black or dark grey SUV, fled the scene before police and emergency services arrived.

The major collision unit has taken over the case and investigators are urging any witnesses to come forward.

It is the second serious hit-and-run in the city in just over 36 hours.

On Wednesday night at around 7:30 p.m. a woman injured after being struck by a vehicle died after being hit by a second vehicle whose driver then fled, police said.

The 38-year-old victim was first hit by a black Toyota Corolla while she was crossing 127 Street from 127 Avenue. The driver of the Corolla remained at the scene.

While the injured victim was lying on the road a second vehicle, believed to be a sedan, struck the pedestrian.

The victim in Wednesday night’s crash was Edmonton’s 20th traffic fatality and the eighth pedestrian fatality of 2018.

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