Vancouver Police investigating a serious hit-and-run incident

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The Vancouver Police announced Wedneaday they are investigating a serious hit-and-run that sent one man to hospital with serious injuries and are asking witnesses to come forward.

“Despite a lengthy and ongoing investigation, investigators have yet to identify the driver and vehicle involved,” said Constable Tania Visintin. “VPD are now appealing to the driver, and anybody with information to come forward.”

The incident occurred on October 19 just before 11 p.m., when a motorcycle rider, driving east on East Hastings Street, approaching Commercial Drive, was struck by a grey or silver SUV that was turning left from Hastings Street onto Commercial Drive, the Vancouver Police said in a statement.

The driver of the SUV did not stop and was last seen driving away east in the south lane of East Hastings Street from Commercial Drive.

The motorcycle rider, 29, was taken to hospital for serious, but non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released from hospital and is recovering at home.

“Investigators believe there will be extensive damage to the rear passenger side of the suspect’s vehicle as a result of the collision,” added Constable Visintin.

Witnesses or anyone with dash-cam footage from the area are asked to call VPD Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.

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