UPDATE: Within a few hours of appealing to the public to locate the vehicle involved in this collision, frontline officers were provided with information that led them to locate and seize a vehicle. Both a forensic and a mechanical examination will be conducted on the vehicle.
The Prince George RCMP would like to thank all those that provided information to assist this investigation.
Further details will be provided as this investigation progresses. As of May 12, 2019.
PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Police are investigating and searching for a suspect vehicle following an early morning hit and run collision that has killed a man in a wheelchair and seriously injured a cyclist…
Police say just after midnight on the morning of Saturday May 11, 2019, an officer from the Prince George was on patrol on Victoria Street between 15th and 17th Avenue when he came across what appeared to be a collision scene.
The officer located two adult males suffering from injuries and a severely damaged electric powered wheelchair and bicycle. The two men were transported to hospital for treatment.
This portion of Victoria Street was closed to facilitate the gathering of evidence. Investigators believe that the adult male in the wheelchair and the adult male on the bike were struck by a northbound vehicle that did not stop.
The 48 year-old occupant of the wheelchair has since passed away as a result of injuries sustained. The 56 year-old cyclist is recovering from injuries and expected to survive.
Through investigation, officers believe that the suspect’s vehicle is a dark coloured 2012 or 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee. This vehicle will have extensive damage to the passenger side. Anyone with information about this vehicle or that locates this vehicle, is asked to contact police immediately.
The Prince George RCMP has many resources assisting with this investigation. Investigators are urging the driver to do the right thing and turn himself / herself in to police.
If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.