WEST VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Police in West Vancouver are closer to recommending a charge following a hit and run crash that sent a 48-year-old cyclist to emergency more than a week ago.
More witnesses have been interviewed and additional surveillance video from the area near Ambleside Park has been reviewed.
The suspect, a 47-year-old West Vancouver man, turned himself in after police released video of the crash involving a black pick-up.
“Our investigators have completed a mechanical inspection. We’ve also completed a forensic examination of the suspect vehicle,” says Constable Jeff Palmer.
He adds investigators are still trying to figure out if the collision on the evening of June 10th may have been prompted by road rage.
“We’re still very actively investigating. We wouldn’t have anything additional to say at this point, pending completion of the report to Crown Counsel.”
“We will recommend a single Criminal Code charge of hit and run, but additional charge recommendations are all pending completion of a report to Crown Counsel.”
Palmer says the should be approved before the driver makes his first court appearance July 19th.
His name can’t be released until the charge has been approved.
The cyclist, a 48-year-old from West Vancouver, was rushed to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.