RCMP officers have located the suspected driver of a commercial truck which allegedly struck a pedestrian east of the town of Strathmore late Saturday night.

Shortly before 11:00 p.m., a 21-year-old man was walking along Range Rd 252A, parallel to the Trans-Canada Highway, when he was struck by an eastbound truck.

According to RCMP, the driver of the truck attempted to leave the collision scene through the ditch on the north side of the road. During the escape attempt, the truck struck a power pole leaving remnants of the vehicle on the ground. The driver successfully fled the crash scene despite the damage to the vehicle.

The pedestrian suffered significant injuries in the crash and was transported to the Foothills Hospital in serious condition. The hit-and-run victim was released from hospital on Sunday.

On Sunday morning, a 37-year-old man surrendered himself to the Strathmore RCMP detachment. The suspect, a Strathmore resident whose identity has not been released, is expected to face charges of:

  • Dangerous Driving
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident

The suspect vehicle has been seized as evidence.