A pickup truck and its driver crashed into Prince Rupert Cinemas late Saturday night.

Truck crashes into cinema wall, street signs

A pickup truck and its driver crashed into Prince Rupert cinemas late Saturday night and ran over two street signs

Prince Rupert RCMP were called to a vehicle collision on Fifth Street and Second Avenue West just after midnight on Saturday night.

After investigating, police determined that a driver of a pickup truck had been travelling west on Second Avenue West, then turned onto Fifth Street where the driver then struck Prince Rupert Cinemas. Leaving the scene, the driver also struck two street signs.

“The occupants of the vehicle fled the scene and police recovered the abandoned vehicle a short distance away,” wrote Sgt. Dave Uppal in a press release Monday.

Police took one male into custody, who was later released. The incident is still under investigation.

“It’s fortunate that nobody was struck by the vehicle due to the amount of foot traffic in the area. Though a number of witnesses have already been interviewed by police, RCMP is encouraging other witnesses to come forward if they have any information,” the release stated. Contact P.R. RCMP at 250-627-0700 with information.