Two vehicles strike cyclist in Saturday's TCH incident

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Cowichan cops are investigating a hit-and-run involving a cyclist on the Trans-Canada Highway at Beverly Street on Saturday at 8 p.m.

"A vehicle was traveling northbound in the left-hand lane on the (TCH) at Beverly St. in Duncan when a 50-year-old man on a bicycle crossed its path. The cyclist was struck, knocked to the ground, and the driver stopped the vehicle," explained North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Cpl. Jon Stuart.

It was the second vehicle that struck the cyclist again police are more concerned about.

"Witnesses to the collision reported to police that a second vehicle travelling northbound on the (TCH) in the right-hand lane struck the man as he lay in the street. This second vehicle did not stop."

Meanwhile, the fellow on the bike was taken to a Victoria area hospital to be treated for numerous broken bones.

Witnesses were unable to provide police with a vehicle or driver description.

They're looking for witnesses to step forward or folks who can offer any information that may identify the driver and/or vehicle.

Tips can be called into the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment at 250-748-5522, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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