Witnesses sought after fail-to-remain collision

Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit are seeking witnesses and the driver of a suspect vehicle following a serious pedestrian fail-to-remain collision in the City of Markham.

On Friday, February 26, 2021, at approximately 7:30 a.m., police were called to the intersection of Denison Street and Birchmount Road in Markham for a report of a fail-to-remain collision involving a pedestrian. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 58-year-old woman who had been struck by a white panel van that fled from the scene. The vehicle fled south on Birchmount Road, then went west on Steeles Avenue.

The victim was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers have been receiving tips from the community and reviewing video footage of the incident. The suspect vehicle (shown) is described as a white panel van with a black front grill. The driver is strongly encouraged to obtain legal counsel and turn themselves in.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police, or anyone who may have dashcam footage of the collision, are being asked to come forward.

Investigators have opened a digital evidence portal where members of the community can upload any photos, video surveillance or dashcam footage of the collision. Evidence can be uploaded directly to investigators at the following link: https://yrp.ca.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/21-66889

York Regional Police is asking anyone with information to call 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7705.

 

**story updated March 3rd: Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit have identified and charged a driver following a serious pedestrian fail-to-remain collision in the City of Markham. Through the investigation, officers were able to identify the vehicle involved. On March 1, 2021, the suspect was arrested in the City of Toronto and he is now facing charges. Alan Biondic, 37, of Markham, has been charged with dangerous driving and failure to stop at accident involving bodily harm.

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