Hit and run injures 2 joggers in Surrey

Two women were taken to hospital after they were hit by a car while jogging in Surrey, B.C., on Monday night.

The women were hit while crossing the intersection of 152 Street and 32nd Avenue at 7:50 p.m. PT.

A 51-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, including a head laceration, while a 54-year-old woman was taken to hospital with less serious injuries.

Both were taken to Royal Columbia Hospital.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann says the women were dressed to be seen at night.

"They appeared to be wearing reflective running suits. At least one of them was wearing a headlamp."

Police are looking for a small black car that sped away from the scene westbound on 32nd Avenue, and are asking the driver to come forward and identify themselves to police.

"No matter what the reason was for not stopping, it is in your best interest to come forward now as opposed to us finding you later," said Cpl. Bert Paquet.

Other hit and run incidents

The hit and run is one of several in recent weeks. Paquet says bad weather and darkness make the roads a more dangerous place.

"Too often we see drivers not adjust their driving behaviors to reflect the changing road conditions," he said.

"Driving is a complex task, and in poorer, darker weather it is more important than ever to slow down and be extra vigilant. Pedestrians also need to be aware of these conditions and take steps to ensure that they are as visible as possible."

On Sunday, one woman was killed in the intersection of 43rd Avenue and Prince Edward Street in East Vancouver and another woman was killed in Mission while walking near 14th Avenue and Caribou Street.

In October, a child was struck near the intersection of 82 Avenue and 154B Street in Surrey while crossing in front of a school bus.

In September, a man was hit near a Sikh Temple on 130 Street in Surrey while operating a leaf blower.