Markham man in life-threatening condition after hit-and-run

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A hit-and-run has left a 44-year-old man in life-threatening condition in Markham,York Regional Police say.

At 9:45 p.m. on Saturday night, police responded to a call on Birchmount Rd. and Royal Crest Court in Markham after they received reports of a man who had been struck by a vehicle.

Upon arrival, police discovered a man in “very serious” condition. Paramedics confirmed that when they arrived on scene, the victim was without vital signs. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance, where he remains in life-threatening condition, York Regional Police duty inspector Peter Casey said.

Casey says the incident was also a “fail to remain.” After hitting a pedestrian, the driver fled the scene, and was last seen driving north on Birchmount Rd.

Police have released a possible description of the vehicle, and are looking for a mid-size, light-grey SUV. They say the vehicle would have fresh, front-end damage.

Birchmount Rd. was closed for the initial investigation, but re-opened shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

With files from Alexandra Jones



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