Saturday, June 6, 2015

RCMP News

Bad Moon Rising   

Pedestrian fighting for life, hit & run driver facing charges

By Cpl. M. Rail, UFVRD Chilliwack

 

An almost full moon hangs over Mary and Hodgins Thursday evening as ICARS investigates pedestrian hit and run. Police look for witnesses for more information.

 

local man faces criminal charges for failing to stop after a motor vehicle collision with a pedestrian on Thursday night. On June 4, 2015, at approximately 10:45 p.m., a pedestrian walking at Hodgins Avenue and Mary Street was struck by a red car, which witnesses said continued to drive westbound on Hodgins Avenue without stopping.

 

Police and BC Ambulance personnel quickly responded to the reported collision and located the victim. 
The 56-year-old man, who sustained life threatening injuries, was transported to hospital.

 

A second witness alerted police to the suspect vehicle in the ditch on Wolfe Road and of the driver running into a nearby cornfield. RCMP officers with the support of the Integrated Police Dog Services promptly arrived taking the suspect into custody.

 

“Officers from Fraser Valley Traffic Services, Integrated Crash Reconstruction Section, and the Forensic Investigation Section were engaged during the investigation,” said Cpl. Mike Rail.

 

Police are recommending Criminal Code charges of Fail to Remain at Scene of Accident, Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm and Operating a Motor Vehicle with Over .08 of Alcohol against a 20 year old Chilliwack man who is held in custody pending a court appearance June 5, 2015.  

 

“The community, who did not hesitate to get involved, was again the key to police identifying the alleged driver of the red car,” said Rail.

 

Police ask anyone who may have information regarding this collision to contact Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

More photos below.

 

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