Coquitlam Mounties are still trying to find the driver of a vehicle involved in a rush-hour crash on Friday.
The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. after local RCMP got a call from the Vancouver Police Department with a request to do a traffic stop on a Jeep Compass, according to police.
A patrolling unit spotted the vehicle a couple of times in the Austin Avenue and Guilby Street area, but couldn't pull the driver over.
The suspect eventually crashed the Jeep into another vehicle along Como Lake Avenue, coming to a stop near the parking lot of the All Saints Parish church.
The suspect took off, while the driver of the other vehicle was unhurt in the incident.
Despite bringing out police dogs and a helicopter, the suspect, who was described as a Caucasian with blond hair wearing a green jacket, managed to get away.
RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said investigators are still trying to determine why the driver took off, but noted the Jeep was a rental.
"People run away for a number of reasons," he said. "In this particular case we don't know why he ran away."
Chung also noted that, from time to time, the detachment gets requests from other police departments to conduct traffic stops. He said part of the investigation will be attempting to track down the person who rented the vehicle. Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information about the incident is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file 2013-26660
© Copyright 2013