Mother of Fort St. John hit-and-run victim concerned about lack of communication from police

A stock photo of a Dodge Ram pickup truck, said to be similar in appearance to the vehicle that struck Bradley Bruce in the Dawson Creek Safeway parking lot last Wednesday. Photo by supplied.

DAWSON CREEK B.C. – A woman originally from Fort St. John is concerned that the driver of a vehicle that allegedly hit her son in a Dawson Creek parking lot last week won’t be apprehended.

Cindy Bruce says that her son Bradley is in bad shape after being struck by a driver who fled the scene after the collision. Bradley, who is in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer program at NLC’s Dawson Creek campus, was grocery shopping at Safeway last Wednesday afternoon. She said that as Bradley was leaving the store at around 5:00 p.m., when he was struck in the parking lot by a mid- to late-90’s blue Dodge pickup truck. She says that the driver of the vehicle failed to remain at the scene. Bradley was then taken to hospital in Dawson Creek where he was treated for his injuries. His mother says that though he did not suffer any broken bones, he does extensive bruising and crush injuries to his pelvis and legs.

Injuries sustained by Bradley Bruce after he was struck in the Safeway parking lot in Dawson Creek last week. Photo by supplied
Injuries sustained by Bradley Bruce after he was struck in the Safeway parking lot in Dawson Creek last week. Photo by supplied

Cindy Bruce adds that while Bradley is expected to make a full recovery, he is having a hard time continuing his studies at NLC, as his injuries limit his ability to stand for long periods of time. She added that she feels frustrated about the lack of progress from police in the investigation of the case, saying that in the five days since the collision the driver of the suspect vehicle could be long gone.

Speaking with Energeticcity.ca, Sgt. Mike Richard with the Dawson Creek RCMP said that the police are continuing their investigation into the incident.

Anyone who has any information about the case can call the Dawson Creek RCMP at (250) 784-3700, or can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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