UPDATE: Driver arrested in alleged hit-and-run on Nanaimo family's vehicle

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
August 25, 2017 - 5:43pm Updated: August 29, 2017 - 9:59am

This truck allegedly hit a Nanaimo family's car and then took off back on Aug. 17 in Chemainus.submitted/RCMP

NANAIMO — North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP say they've made an arrest in a hit-and-run which happened on Hwy. 1 in Chemainus back on Thursday, Aug. 17. 

Cst. Amron Russell, in a release, said the suspect was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 26. 


EARLIER: RCMP are hoping to track down the driver of a truck involved in an alleged hit-and-run on a Nanaimo family's car.

Cst. Amron Russell said the family — a husband, wife and infant — were in a turning lane at the Mt. Sicker Rd. intersection on Hwy. 1 in Chemainus around 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17. They reported they were then hit from behind by a red truck.

"The driver of the red truck was alleged to have walked out to come see if the (family) was okay. When they replied 'no,' he returned to his truck and fled the scene southbound on the highway," Russell said, adding it's unclear how fast the truck was going when it allegedly hit the car.

She said the family was taken to hospital with minor injuries and released the same night.

"We are very confident somebody is noticing that their neighbour, friend or family member is all of a sudden parking their truck differently...or might have front-end damage on their truck with some blue paint transfer. It's something that is noticeable...We would like people to call us and let us know who you think it might be or where we might be able to follow-up."

Russell said while leaving the scene of an accident is an offence, everything that's been reported is simply allegations at this point. "We are looking at tracking down the driver of that vehicle, seeing what was going on on their side of the story."

The driver of the truck is described as white, 40 to 45-years-old, with scruffy hair and heavy set. The truck is described as being red, either a newer GMC or Chevrolet extended cab.

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP or Crime Stoppers.


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