Owen Sound police looking for driver involved in hit-and-run

Owen Sound Police Service vehicle on Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Owen Sound, Ont. Rob Gowan/The Owen Sound Sun Times/Postmedia Network

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Owen Sound police are investigating after a dark-coloured car with a loud muffler and tinted windows struck a pedestrian in the city’s downtown before taking off.

The 54-year-old man who was hit was taken to hospital by ambulance where he was treated for a minor injury, according to an Owen Sound Police Service news release.

The crash happened Tuesday at about 6 p.m.

Police say the man was walking westbound on 9th Street East and crossing 2nd Avenue East. He was struck by a car that was turning left onto 9th Street East from 2nd Avenue East. Police say the car slowed down briefly after the collision and then left the area.

The vehicle is described as being a smaller black or dark-coloured car with licence plates similar to BRYV 220. It is possible that the trunk may be a different colour than the rest of the vehicle. There was a sticker in the window of a deer’s head, which may have been that of the “Browning” logo.

City police want to speak with the driver of the vehicle.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has information about it or the vehicle is being asked to call Const. Schultz at 519-376-1234 extension 155 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.