Victoria police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a dog in James Bay.
According to police, the dog died after it was hit in a crosswalk at around 5:15 p.m. on Nov. 9. A pedestrian told police that he was crossing the road with his two small dogs in the crosswalk at the Dallas Road and Menzies Street.
The pedestrian reported that an eastbound vehicle had stopped for him but as he crossed the road, a second vehicle going westbound did not stop and drove through the crosswalk, striking one of the dogs. The dog was killed instantly. The pedestrian and his other dog were not injured during the incident. Police said both dogs were leashed at the time.
Police said the pedestrian yelled at the passing vehicle and while it slowed down, it did not stop. The driver of the vehicle went westbound toward the cruise ship terminal, police said.
Witnesses describe the vehicle as a white, 16-foot long “shuttle bus” style vehicle with a light bar on the roof instead of individual lights. The vehicle also has a loud squeaking wheel.
Victoria police say they have not yet spoken to the driver and want to hear that person’s account of what happened.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the VicPD non-emergency line at 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.