Witnesses wanted for hit and run in Courtenay

Comox Valley

2024-02-09 16:36 PST

File # 2024-1916

Comox Valley RCMP is appealing to the public for assistance, seeking witnesses, dashcam footage, or surveillance footage in relation to a hit and run that is believed to have occurred last night between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

On February 8, 2024 at 10:56 p.m. Comox Valley RCMP responded to a report of an injured cyclist on the Comox Valley Parkway near Minto Road in Courtenay. The cyclist was located by a passerby who called 911 for help.

Emergency Health Services paramedics and Cumberland Fire Department firefighters attended and provided emergency first aid to the victim; however, unfortunately, after being transported to the hospital, he died as a result of his injuries.

Investigators are working to identify the exact time this occurred. The victim was riding a red and white Specialized bicycle along the parkway at the time of the collision. Anyone traveling in the area, perhaps even as early as 9:00 p.m., and along the parkway during this time that may have seen the victim or has dashcam video could assist the investigation.

Investigators from the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services and Integrated Forensic Identification Services attended the scene last night and additional investigators from the Major Crime Unit and Street Crimes Unit will be in the area today gathering evidence.

We are asking anyone who was travelling along the Comox Valley Parkway, or surrounding area, to carefully review their dashcam footage and come forward if they were in the area during this time and may have captured something. The vehicle involved is suspected to have some new front-end damage. said Cst. Monika Terragni, Comox Valley RCMP Media Relations Officer. We are also asking that anyone with any information that may be relevant to our investigation come forward, this includes the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision, any passengers, and anyone who might have noticed some very recent, potentially suspicious, damage to a vehicle.

Anyone with information, dashcam or surveillance footage, is asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP and refer to file 2024-1916.

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: monika.terragni@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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