Coquitlam RCMP have released video surveillance taken near the scene of Tuesday’s fatal hit-and-run in Port Coquitlam in hopes of speaking to potential witnesses.
In a press release Friday, Mounties said they have not spoken to the man seen in the video, but believe he could have important information about the critical moments immediately before and after the collision.
“We have received a lot of information from the public,” said Insp. Paulette Freill in a statement. “We are grateful for that support and we are following up on every bit of information that comes in. Today we are asking for the public’s help identifying the man in this video and two other people who were at the scene so our team can speak to them about what they saw.”
RCMP said investigators are also hoping to identify and speak to the driver of a silver truck that witnesses report was in the immediate vicinity of the collision.
Police note the truck is not a suspect vehicle and they do not have a physical description of the driver.
Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Pitt River Road and Mary Hill Road at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a pedestrian being struck.
Investigators said the teen was crossing Mary Hill with a friend when a dark-coloured truck hit the girl while she was in the crosswalk.
The driver allegedly stopped for a moment, looked back, then took off.
The girl's name was not released, however, several media outlets have identified the teen as Annie Leung, a Riverside Secondary student.
RCMP also want to speak to the man who administered first aid to the victim immediately after the collision.
“On behalf of the victim, her family and friends and everyone who has been touched by this tragedy, I am asking these three individuals, as well as anyone else with information about the collision, to contact us immediately,” Freill said.
“And I have a message for the driver who left the scene: We need to speak to you and it is not too late to do the right thing.”
To view the video in question, follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwsna4MqJlY.
RCMP are asking anyone with information related to the collision or the identity of the driver to contact Coquitlam RCMP traffic services at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2013-27102.
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