Police search for driver in hit-and-run

Mounties are seeking the identity of one of the drivers involved in a hit-and-run incident late last month.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Krista Hobday said the incident occurred Jan. 26 at about 5:40 a.m. on the Trans Canada Highway near River Road in Chemainus.

"The lone driver of a Lincoln Mark 8, a 61-year-old Duncan man, was travelling north on the highway approaching the River Road intersection," Hobday explained. "A mid-sized pickup truck travelling south made a sudden and unexpected left turn in front of the Lincoln."

The two vehicles collided. The result was significant damage to the Lincoln, including the deployment of two airbags.

Hobday said that while the Lincoln driver didn’t report injuries, police would like to find the other driver, who took off without checking on the Lincoln driver or exchanging information.

"The truck should have sustained damage to the passenger side, leaving silver/grey paint behind on the black Lincoln," Hobday said.

Call the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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