Police investigating after elderly man injured in Richmond hit-and-run

May 23 2019, 9:17 pm

Richmond RCMP are investigating after an elderly citizen was hospitalized after an apparent hit-and-run this week.

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According to police, the incident took place around 8 am on May 22, in the area of Gilbert Road and Blundell Road.

The victim – a man in his mid-70s – was allegedly struck by a vehicle while crossing the roadway with his wife, and the vehicle fled the scene.

The man was taken to hospital, suffering from what police described as “serious” injuries. His wife was “luckily not struck,” said Richmond RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang.

Now, the Richmond RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) has assumed conduct of the investigation.

Police are also asking the public for assistance in the case, and Hwang said that anyone with information to offer should contact the detachment at 604-278-1212, and quote file# 2019-16570.

“We would also ask drivers who may have been in the area at the time to review their dash cam footage and contact us,” he said.

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