Cochrane RCMP were called to the scene of a hit and run just before 1 pm on Tuesday, September 27.
A woman parked, set up her stroller, and was attempting to get her child out of the parked car when her vehicle was struck by another vehicle in the Walmart parking lot on Quarry Road.
RCMP Constable, Jennifer Brewer, says the mother looked and realized her empty stroller had also been struck, knocked down, and was damaged by the impact.
"Thankfully the child was still in the vehicle and in its car seat and the mom was not in the direct vicinity of where the car struck either, so both mother and child had no injuries. However, the mother was able to make eye contact with the person that hit the vehicle and was trying to get them to come out and exchange information, and the other driver said no and took off."
The mother was able to get a really good description of the vehicle; Brewer says they are turning to the public for assistance in locating the vehicle and driver.
"It was a dark coloured Jeep Patriot, it had no licence plate on it; the driver appeared to be a female in her 50s or 60s with dirty blonde hair and glasses."
Cst. Brewer says the Patriot had no distinguishable stickers or decals, but the vehicle will have front end damage from the impact.
"We know something off her vehicle got stuck on the window as well as the door that was open, so there will be damage to the other lady's Jeep; so if you see anything that matches that damage let us know."
Since the driver is aware they hit the other vehicle, Brewer is hopeful she will come forward as well.
"We are really hoping this other driver does come forward because we are very lucky this child was not it, but it is quite a jarring moment for that mother so we do need that other driver to come forward or if anyone had witnessed it or has any information on it they can come forward and help us in our investigation."
If you have any information regarding the hit and run, contact the RCMP detachment at 403-851-8000.