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Pedestrian injured in parking spot row

06/18/2013 12:09 EDT | Updated 08/18/2013 05:12 EDT
West Vancouver police are hunting for witnesses to an argument over a parking spot at Park Royal shopping mall, after a person was hit by a car while holding the spot for a friend.

Police say they've identified the driver who bumped the pedestrian on May 30, but are now trying to determine if charges are warranted.

Const. Jeff Palmer said standing in a spot to hold it might be irritating, but it's not illegal.

"We certainly don't recommend people take on vehicles personally. But on the other hand, if somebody's standing there lawfully, a driver has a responsibility not to strike a pedestrian with their vehicle," he said.

"There are certainly much better ways to resolve a dispute over a parking space "

The incident happened in an area north of Whole Foods and the Cactus Club Restaurant.

Police say the pedestrian suffered minor injuries.

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