RCMP Investigating hit and run causing injury

Comox Valley

2022-07-12 11:41 PDT

File # 2022-10280

On Saturday July 9 th at 10:38 P.M., the Comox Valley RCMP responded to a 911 call about a vehicle that had struck two cyclists and a pedestrian.

The driver failed to remain at the scene and fled in the vehicle. The three injured people were on Headquarters Road near the entrance to the Comox Valley Exhibition grounds when they were hit by a blue and white truck. Emergency responders including police, fire and ambulance attended.

While at the collision scene, a second call was received of a vehicle in the ditch a short distance away on Headquarters Road at Bridges Road. Police attended that scene and determined it was the same vehicle from the first collision. A 53-year old female driver was identified walking away from the vehicle. The driver displayed signs of impairment by alcohol. She was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

One of the cyclists was transported to hospital and subsequently airlifted to another hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries. The other two victims were treated at the scene and subsequently released.

The police investigation is continuing. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have dashcam footage is asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321.


Released by

Cst. Monika Terragni

Media Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
Office: 250-338-1321
Fax: 250-338-6781

Email: bcrcmp-grcencb@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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