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Hitchhiker leaps to safety from moving van

12/28/2012 09:25 EST | Updated 02/27/2013 05:12 EST
A hitchhiker says she jumped out of a moving van on Christmas Eve as it slowed to cross a bridge in B.C. when the man who picked her up made her uncomfortable, and now police in New Hazelton are looking for the driver.

Police said Thursday evening that a red minivan picked the woman up in the Kispiox area at around 12:30 p.m. PT on Monday.

After talking to the driver for a few minutes, the woman became uncomfortable and asked the driver to pull over.

When he refused, she jumped out an open window in the van as it slowed down to cross a bridge.

The van was last seen on Highway 62 driving towards Highway 16.

The driver is described as:

- A white man.

- Between 40 and 50 years old.

- Grey hair.

- Wearing a jean jacket and dark brown glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the RCMP in New Hazleton or Crime Stoppers.

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