Victoria Police are searching for a driver who fled the scene of a crash that narrowly missed hitting children nearby.
According to VicPD, officers received a report at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, after a collision occurred at the intersection of Lampson Street and Old Esquimalt Road in Esquimalt.
Upon investigating the incident, police discovered that a white truck had been travelling “at high speeds” along Lampson Street when it lost control.
The vehicle swerved and narrowly missed a group of children in the area before colliding with a fence at a nearby house.
The driver proceeded to flee the area following the collision.
“Luckily, no children were injured in the crash. It is unknown if the driver was hurt,” reads a statement from Victoria Police.
The vehicle is a small white Mazda B-series two-door pick-up truck with a white canopy and ladder rack.
Witnesses have reported to police that the vehicle was being driven by a male driver. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.
The man who fled the scene was last seen in the area of the 800-block of Old Esquimalt Road and the 500 to 600-block of Head Street. Below is a photo of a similar vehicle to the one involved in Thursday’s crash.
Officers continue to search for and identify the driver as an investigation into the incident continues.
If you have surveillance or dashcam footage from the area, Victoria Police are asking that you save it and call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.
Anyone with information about this incident is also being asked to call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.