A suspect in the Surrey hit and run case which critically injured an Indo-Canadian boy had turned herself in but police have released her without any charges as the investigation into the incident continues. Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet told the media the female driver has been notified she will be summoned to court at a later date. She is cooperating with police fully, he added.
SURREY – T A suspect in the Surrey hit and run case which critically injured an Indo-Canadian boy had turned herself in but police have released her without any charges as the investigation into the incident continues.
The driver came forward to authorities Saturday after officers attended several Surrey addresses connected to the vehicle that struck Arshdeep Sidhu.
Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said the female driver, whose name has not been released, was set free after being interviewed over the weekend.
“It’s a common procedure when there’s no flight risk and there’s a considerable amount of work that needs to be done on the investigation,” he told CTV News.
Paquet said the woman has been notified she will be summoned to court at a later date. She is cooperating with police fully, he added.
The hit and run happened in the 16,100-block of 92nd Avenue at around 3 p.m. PT on Friday when Arshdeep was walking home from kindergarten with his cousin, Pavel Sidhu.
The five-year-old sustained severe head injuries and was airlifted to BC Children’s Hospital following the Friday afternoon hit-and-run.
Family members say the boy remains in hospital but is showing signs of improvement. The youngster woke up briefly and doesn’t appear to be suffering from any brain damage, they added.
Sidhu was walking home from Serpentine Heights Elementary with his grandfather when he was hit by the car.
The vehicle then fled, leaving the child unconscious by the side of the road.
Police were looking for a grey 2005 Mercedes, four door, with tinted windows and large stock rims.
It had been last seen speeding eastbound on 92 Avenue.
Following tips received by the public, a suspect vehicle was located in the driveway of a residence several blocks from the accident. It was towed from the home’s driveway on Friday and will undergo extensive mechanical and forensic inspection, said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet in a statement.
Leaving the scene of an accident is a Criminal Code offence.
The posted speed limit in the school zone where Arshdeep was hit is 30 km/h, but witnesses say the driver was going as fast as 70 km/h.