Alcohol believed to be involved in Surrey hit-and-run

54-year-old pedestrian taken to hospital after being struck early Saturday.

A 54-year-old man is in hospital following a hit-and-run in Surrey early Saturday morning.

Surrey RCMP say a brown Toyota van was driving eastbound on 80 Avenue when it turned north onto King George Boulevard and struck the male pedestrian in a crosswalk.

The van driver continued for a short distance before pulling into a business, parking and getting out of the vehicle. A witness was able to lead police to the vehicle and driver.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital in serious condition.

Mounties believe alcohol played a large part in the incident and the driver is being investigated for impaired driving.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has further information is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca, quoting file number 2015-117197.