Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Members of the Queens District RCMP reached out for help from the public concerning two incidents that happened on the weekend of February 19-21.
On February 21, at about 9:48 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision in Summerville, Queens County, involving two vehicles and a pedestrian.
The initial investigation appeared to show that the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Highway 3, and that the same vehicle then went on to sideswipe a second vehicle that was travelling in the opposite direction. The suspect vehicle then fled the scene.
Emergency Health Services (EHS) transported the injured pedestrian to hospital and she subsequently was released. The second vehicle that was involved in the incident had minor damage to the driver's side.
Police viewed video footage from a nearby business and conducted inquiries, but initially the only description of the vehicle available was that it's a dark coloured car.
Based on the injuries and damage to the second vehicle, the RCMP is asking the public to be on the lookout for a dark car that likely has damage to the driver's side.
Single motor vehicle collision resulted in arrest
Two days earlier, on February 19 at about 6:45 p.m., Queens District RCMP responded to a single motor vehicle collision that occurred in Caledonia.
The RCMP received a report that the driver of a van had been travelling down Hibernia Road and struck multiple mailboxes before ending up in a ditch. Members of EHS and the North Queens Fire Department also responded to the call.
The driver declined treatment by EHS and was transported by police to a hospital for assessment and released shortly thereafter.
He was then transported to the Queens RCMP detachment where it is alleged he declined to provide a breath sample, according to an RCMP news release issued February 23. He was subsequently arrested and charged for refusing to provide a breath sample as well as operating a motor vehicle while impaired.
Police are not releasing the driver's identity at this time.
Anyone who may have witnessed either of these incidents or has any information is asked to contact Liverpool RCMP Detachment at 902-354-5721.
Those wishing to remain anonymous, can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIP202 + a message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.