RICHMOND RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a pedestrian hit-and-run on Christmas Eve.
At approximately 4:25 p.m. on December 24, 2021, Richmond RCMP frontline officers attended the intersection of Cook Road and Buswell Street for a collision involving a pedestrian.
The pedestrian was crossing in a marked crosswalk with the signal when, according to a witness, a vehicle suddenly turned eastbound onto Cook Road from Buswell Street and allegedly struck her.
According to another witness, the vehicle initially stopped following the collision but then allegedly sped off Eastbound on Cook Road towards Garden City Road.
The suspect vehicle is described as a gray hatchback believed to be a 2012 to 2015 Toyota Camry. Police said that unfortunately, while a number of witnesses remained on scene and dash cam footage was provided, the licence plate of the vehicle involved is unknown.
“We want to thank all of the individuals who remained on scene and assisted the elderly pedestrian. We recognize there may be other witnesses out there or someone with dash cam footage of the collision. If you have information, please contact police,” said Cpl. Adriana O’Malley. “As a driver in BC you are required to stop if you are involved in a collision. We are appealing to the driver to do the right thing and contact police.
Anyone who may have witnessed, or have information regarding this file, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file number 2021-35057.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca.