Taxi "may have" been involved in hit-and-run with elderly cyclist: VPD

Aug 20 2019, 2:25 pm

An elderly cyclist was left with “life-threatening” injuries after he was involved in a hit-and-run accident in Vancouver early this morning.

According to VPD, the man in his 70s was riding his bike near 4th Avenue and Collingwood Street when he was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop. He was taken to hospital and is in “serious condition.”

The VPD says that witness reports suggest a taxi may have been involved.

In a media update, Sgt. Steve Addison with VPD confirmed that a suspect is in custody and the driver was believed to be operating a taxi at the time of the incident.

Daily Hive has reached out to the Vancouver Taxi Association for comment.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.

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