Hit-and-run driver and truck sought after Jan. 26 collision

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. - file
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.
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Police are searching for the driver of a mid-size pick up truck that left an accident scene Jan. 26 in Chemainus.

The 5:40 a.m. hit-and-run happened when North Cowichan/Duncan Mounties attended a two-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway at River Road.

"The lone driver of a Lincoln Mark 8, a 61-year-old Duncan man, was traveling north on the highway, approaching the River Road intersection," a release by Cpl. Krista Hobday says.

"A mid-size pick-up truck traveling south made a sudden and unexpected left turn in front of the Lincoln.

"The two vehicles collided, causing severe damage to the Lincoln, deploying both air bags. The Duncan man did not report any injuries."

But the pick-up truck driver sped off without checking on the Lincoln's driver, nor exchanging information, she says.

"The truck should have sustained damage to the passenger side, leaving silver/grey paint behind on the black Lincoln." Police want to talk with anyone with information about the accident, and the identity or location of the driver and/or the truck.

RCMP can be called at 250-748-5522.


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