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.