The worst nightmare came true for a road maintenance person who was hit by a passing car.
The worker was struck by a speeding car in the 24100 block of Lougheed Highway and received injuries to his back and leg, according Ridge Meadows RCMP Sgt. Dale Somerville.
"The potential for this incident to be worse was certainly there. The employee received injuries to his back and leg, but these are not life threatening," he said.
Police said that at about 1: 30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, the road maintenance crew spotted a speeding vehicle coming towards them.
The workers ran towards the middle of the four-lane highway to avoid the vehicle, but the car also altered its course towards the middle of the road.
The car first struck a work truck before striking the worker and then it stopped for a moment. The car then sped off towards Mission.
"The passenger side mirror was torn off when it came into contact with our victim, and police have that mirror. Through that we have identified this vehicle as a 2006 to 2012 Nissan Altima," said Somerville.
They did not get a licence plate number. The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information in regards to this crime is asked to contact RCMP at 604-463-6251.
STORY ENDS WELL
A call about two missing children resulted in a happy ending. A mother of two preschool-aged children called police around 6: 30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, to ask the police to help her find her kids who had wandered off.
"The two children had managed to open an exterior door of their home and walk away. The children were located a short distance away by the attending police officers soon after police had arrived," said Ridge Meadows RCMP Corp. Alanna Dunlop.
The pair were not injured, and it was reported that they were happy to get a ride back home.
"This case has a happy ending, including a relieved mother," Dunlop said.