Calgary police are still trying to find a truck that fled from a traffic stop on Monday morning and say they are concerned about the safety of a young girl seen inside.
At about 11:00 a.m., a police officer in a marked cruiser spotted a Dodge Ram truck stopped in the roundabout in McKenzie Towne.
The officer activated his lights and pulled over to help the driver, a woman approximately 35 to 40 years old.
He also noticed that a young girl, about 10 to 13 years old, was sitting in the front passenger seat. She appeared to be visibly upset.
When he instructed the driver to roll down her window, the truck drove away. It travelled westbound on Mackenzie Boulevard and then north on Deerfoot Trail.
The driver took the ramp for 130 Avenue S.E. where it struck a car waiting for a pedestrian to cross the road.
It failed to stop at the scene and continued eastbound on 130 Avenue. Police were unable to keep up with the truck and lost track of it.
Police are now looking for the public’s help in finding the vehicle.
The truck was covered in dirt, but appeared to be blue. It had a B.C. licence plate, but the numbers were concealed under the dirt.
Police say the first letter of the plate appears to be ‘D’.
The truck would also have front-end damage from the crash during the flight from police.
The driver has long dirty-blonde hair and a slender build.
Police would like to speak with the driver about the incident and check on the welfare of the child.