Police looking for driver that struck pedestrian, fled scene


Police are looking for a driver and car involved in a hit-and-run with a pedestrian Wednesday afternoon in Pembroke that sent an elderly man to hospital. 

Upper Ottawa Valley OPP said a pedestrian was struck at MacKay Street near Irving Street around 3 p.m. Wednesday by what's described as a 'maroon Honda passenger vehicle.' 

The 66-year-old pedestrian was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Police said the driver failed to stop after striking the man and was last seen turning eastbound on Dunlop Street. The car would have drivers' side damage and could be missing a roof rack, police said, after one rack was left at the scene. 

OPP are asking anyone with information in connection to the incident to contact Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 613-732-3332 or Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.valleytips.ca.

The street was closed for roughly three hours on Wednesday as officers probed the scene but it has since re-opened.