The Regina Police Service is asking for the public’s help in the investigation of a vehicle/pedestrian collision that happened overnight, resulting in serious injuries to an 18 year-old young man.
At approximately 3:30 a.m. today (Friday), November 16, 2012, police were dispatched to the 2500 block of Lacon Street for a report of an injured male lying in the roadway. Police and EMS found an 18 year-old man who was the victim of an apparent motor vehicle collision; however, the vehicle and driver were no longer at the scene. The man was taken to hospital with injuries described as serious; he was also suffering from hypothermia, leading investigators to believe that he had been lying on the road for some time. The victim remains in hospital; he has been identified and his family has been notified of his condition. His name will not be released at this time.
Preliminary investigation suggests the young man may have been walking south-bound on Lacon Street prior to the collision. Investigators believe the collision happened sometime between 11:00 p.m. on Thursday the 15th and 3:30 a.m. on Friday the 16th. As part of the investigation, police are asking anyone with information to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Residents in the area of the 2500 block of Lacon Street are also asked to contact police if they noted any unusual sounds or events overnight that may be connected to this investigation.