Damaged SUV sought after cyclist injured in Richmond hit-and-run

Sep 13 2019, 11:51 am

Richmond RCMP are investigating after a recent hit-and-run that sent a cyclist to hospital with injuries.

In a release issued Friday, police said the incident took place shortly before 10 pm on September 7, at the intersection of  Francis Road and Gilbert Road.

The cyclist, a 48-year old man from Richmond, was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and credited the fact that the man was wearing proper safety equipment, as a large reason why his injuries weren’t more serious. He has since been discharged from hospital.

The suspect vehicle is described as a blue SUV and was last seen driving away from the scene, eastbound on Francis Road.

“Police are investigating this collision as a hit-and-run,” said RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang.

He noted that the vehicle would likely have sustained some damage “consistent with colliding with a cyclist.”

Now, police are asking anyone who may have any further information on the incident to contact them at at 604-278-1212, and quote file #2019-29583.

“Even the smallest detail could greatly assist us,” Hwang added.