Charges Pressed Against Driver In Burnaby Flagger Hit And Run

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Charges have been pressed against the 38-year old woman involved in the the hit and run of two flaggers in Burnaby on 7400 block at 10th Avenue that was all captured on video.

The video, which has since gone viral, shows a flagger desperately trying to slow the driver of a white SUV who appeared to be dangerously merging into a construction zone. The driver did not heed the warning and consequently ran into the flagger at 11.30am on June 28. 

One of the flaggers was hospitalized shortly after the incident, having incurred serious injuries.  The second flagger, struck further down the construction zone, suffered only minor injurious.

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Police received a complaint about a further incident after the hit and run involving an assault with the same woman and two children that she was related to. The staff from the Ministry of Children and Family Development have stepped in and are dealing with the welfare of the children.

According to a press release from the Burnaby RCMP, the perpetrator, Brenda Ouma Aregay, was charged Wednesday July 12th with two counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident and two counts of assault.

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