UPDATE: RCMP identify truck involved in cyclist hit and run in Coquitlam
UPDATE: Due to critical evidence left behind at the scene, Coquitlam RCMP are able to now identify the vehicle that hit Bruce Richman on July 30. It is a 2007 to 2008 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck with a double cab, black side view mirrors and a plastic bug screen on the front. There would be passenger side damage and RMCP is asking the public to help identify this truck.
Photo of the type of truck RCMP is looking for:
Police are investigating a serious hit and run accident on July 30 in Port Coquitlam.
A man on a bicycle was hit by a vehicle around midnight at the Mary Hill Bypass and Kingsway.
The driver fled the scene, and the victim was rushed to Royal Columbian Hospital with serious injuries.
Cpl. Jamie Chung with Coquitlam RCMP says investigators have recovered a black plastic passenger side mirror housing believed to belong to the suspect vehicle from the scene.
They say it appears the cyclist, who was allegedly riding eastbound on the shoulder of the road, was hit from behind by a large Toyota type vehicle that could have been an SUV or a truck.
Police are encouraging the driver to come forward and talk to them.
“The cyclist, Bruce Richman, has a wife and two kids, and is a regular working man. The family deserves to know how and why it happened,” says Chung.
Victim’s wife Twyla Rickman says her husband is a transit bus driver and was coming back home from his shift.
“Please do the right thing. My husband is a very kind, loving man, and would have been the first person to stop and help another person. For your own conscience sake, please come forward,” she says.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Coquitlam RCMP Traffic Services Section at 604-945-1550 and quote file 2014-21316. Anyone wishing to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers.
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