Police urge driver of SUV that allegedly struck teen on scooter and left the scene in Vaughan to return ahead

Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit continue to seek witnesses and the driver of a suspect vehicle following a serious fail-to-remain collision in Vaughan May 16.

York Regional Police is urging the driver of an SUV that struck a teen on a scooter in Vaughan to turn herself in.

They are also asking any witnesses to the May 16 incident that took place between 8 and 9 pm on Jane Street between Langstaff and Teston roads to contact investigators.

Police were called to the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital on May 17 for an injured person report.

The victim, an 18-year-old male from Vaughan, had been riding an electric scooter the previous night when he was hit by a vehicle described as possibly a dark-grey Kia SUV.

Police say while the female driver of the SUV, along with another male pedestrian, tended to the victim, she did not remain at the scene.

Investigators have not been able to locate the driver or the witness who stopped to help.

Police are asking anyone with information or dashcam footage to contact police and are urging the driver of the SUV to speak with a lawyer and turn herself in.

The suspect is described as 20- to 30-years-old, with dark hair in a bun, wearing a white t-shirt.

A citizen’s portal has been set up to allow the community to directly upload video and photo evidence.

People can also contact the major collision investigation unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.1800222tips.com.

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