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B.C. police find Mercedes in hit-and-run that injured boy, 5

06/08/2013 03:13 EDT | Updated 08/08/2013 05:12 EDT
Police have found the car involved in a hit-and-run that left a five-year-old Surrey, B.C. boy in hospital, but they are still trying to locate the driver.

Arshdeep Singh Sidhu remains in intensive care at BC Children's Hospital, after suffering serious head injuries when he was struck by a silver-coloured Mercedes in the Surrey neighbourhood of Fleetwood Friday afternoon.

"Following some tips received from the public, a suspect vehicle has been located in the driveway of a residence several blocks from the scene," said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet in a statement.

The suspect vehicle is described as a 2005 four-door Mercedes with tinted windows and large stock rims. It has been seized and will undergo extensive mechanical and forensic inspection, Paquet said.

“We now hope the driver will do the right thing and come forward before our investigators find him or her,” he added.

Leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal code offence.

The hit-and-run happened in the 16,100-block of 92nd Avenue at around 3 p.m. PT on Friday.

Paquet could not say whether the boy was on his way home from school at the time, but the incident happened close to Serpentine Heights Elementary.

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