The 19-year-old man, who's battling a brittle-bone condition, was travelling with his girlfriend on the side the road earlier this month when his wheelchair was struck from behind by a vehicle.
Police say the driver took off, while the injured man was taken to hospital with a broken clavicle and lower-body fractures.
RCMP Cpl. Bert Pacquet says a member of the public called police recently with a tip after hearing the vehicle's description from a news broadcast.
He says police have now recovered a purple 2000 Honda Civic that they believe was involved in the crash.
Pacquet says police are now confirming the identity of the driver.