Masset RCMP investigate hit-and-run

  • Jul. 27, 2007 6:00 p.m.

Masset RCMP are investigating a hit-and-run accident near the union picket line outside Port Clements Wednesday morning. It happened at about 7:30 am. Police were called after reports that a vehicle had struck a man, throwing him into the ditch, then left the scene. It occurred on the Port Road leading from the village to Juskatla.The pedestrian was taken to hospital in Masset where he was treated for minor injuries and then released.RCMP are continuing to interview witnesses, but have not determined yet if the incident was accidental or if it was connected to the ongoing labour dispute.Members of the Steelworkers’ Union have been on strike since last weekend, and there’s a picket line on the way to Juskatla as well as another in Queen Charlotte.Police have a description of the vehicle and know the identity of the driver. They ask anyone who witnessed the incident or have any information to call them at 626 3991 or Crime Stoppers.

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