Frustrated mother looking for answers after son injured in hit and run

College student struck while leaving grocery store Oct. 26

Weeks after a hit and run in a grocery store parking lot crushed his legs, Brad Bruce and his family are looking for answers.

Cindy Bruce, mother of the 19-year-old hit and run victim, said her son is facing a long and painful rehabilitation process after he was run over by a truck while leaving the Dawson Creek Safeway around 5 p.m. Oct. 26.

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So far, she says the RCMP don’t have any leads.

“They just said it’s pretty much over,” she said on the phone from her home in Salmon Arm. “They didn’t find (the vehicle), they have no surveillance, there’s nothing more to do, which is really disappointing.”

She says she’s shocked a suspect hasn’t been arrested, saying the incident happened in a crowded parking lot in daylight.

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Brad Bruce is in recovery after he was struck by a while motorist leaving the Dawson Creek Safeway. His mother says she’s shocked no one has been arrested after the hit and run, which happened in a busy parking lot in daylight. - Supplied

Bruce, a student at Northern Lights College, was leaving Safeway with an armload of groceries when he was struck by a pick-up truck. The front wheels of the vehicle ran over his pelvis, while the back wheel crushed his leg.

He described the vehicle as a blue Dodge Ram 1500, but declined to be interviewed.

On Nov. 22, police described the driver as a slim, younger male with glasses, short blond hair and a shaved face. 

Police also believe the driver struck a shopping cart after hitting the Bruce, and that there may be damage to the front of the vehicle.

The hit and run comes almost three years after Brad’s cousin Jonathan Bruce was found dead at a Fort St. John motocross track—a homicide that is still unsolved.  

Police also continue to search for a hit and run driver who claimed the life of a woman walking to work on 8th Street in early 2015. 

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