Two suspects sought in Cowichan hit and run

Two suspects are being sought by police after a stolen truck was involved in a serious hit-and-run collision on Herd Road on Dec. 22.

The driver and passenger of a white 1993 Nissan pickup truck – which had been stolen from a residence in Duncan the previous evening – fled the scene on foot after crashing into another vehicle at the intersection of Herd and Osborne Bay roads.

Around 4:25 a.m., the driver of the stolen truck was traveling west on Herd Road and attempted to turn onto Osborne Bay Road, but was going too fast for the turn and rammed into a green Acura that was stopped at the intersection.

Two people got out of the truck and ran away down Herd Road. The driver of the Acura was injured and had to be taken to hospital for treatment. Both the truck and car sustained serious damage and were written off.

The North Cowichan RCMP used police dogs in an attempt to track the culprits, but were unsuccessful.

One of the suspects was wearing a black baseball cap, and both were believed to be drinking alcoholic beverages while driving. Anyone with information about the driver or passenger should contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).