Police looking for driver in pedestrian hit and run

Nancy MacPhee nmacphee@journalpioneer.com
Published on June 23, 2014
Summerside Police Services

SUMMERSIDE — City police are looking for the public’s help in identifying the female driver of a vehicle involved in a pedestrian hit and run accident late Friday afternoon outside a local grocery store. 

The accident occurred in the Sobey’s parking lot around 4:30 p.m.

A 49-year-old woman from the Long River area was crossing the parking lot with her shopping cart when a small black vehicle driven by a female struck the cart. The driver stopped to help the pedestrian but did not exchange any personal information. 

Police are asking the driver to contact police to supply information for an accident report. The pedestrian received minor injuries but did not require a hospital visit at that time.


A 26-year-old city man was charged with impaired driving and possession of a narcotic after being stopped by Summerside police at 12:20 a.m. Sunday.

Police stopped the vehicle, which also had four passengers in addition to the man who was driving, on Elm Street after a complaint of the group being involved in an assault.

The driver faces a future appearance in Summerside provincial court to answer to these charges.