Port Alberni RCMP seek suspect vehicle fleeing hit-and-run scene

Anyone who has information about the collision, the suspect vehicle or its driver is asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424.

Port Alberni RCMP are seeking a suspect in an Oc.t 20 hit-and-run.

At 5 p.m. on Oct. 20 Port Alberni RCMP attended the scene of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Third Avenue and Bute Street. On arrival two vehicles were found with significant damage and it was reported that a third vehicle was involved but had fled the scene prior to police arrival.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black Ford Explorer or similar style vehicle with a male driver and a female front seat passenger. The suspect vehicle was northbound on Third Avenue when it rear ended a pickup truck stopped at the crosswalk, then struck another pickup before pulling into a parking lot in the 3700 block of Third Avenue.

As the driver of one of the victim vehicles approached the suspect vehicle to get details, the suspect driver took off and was last observed traveling northbound on Third Avenue and turning onto Redford Street. The occupants of the two vehicles on scene received only minor injuries. The suspect vehicle has significant damage to the front and passenger side.

Anyone who has information about the collision, the suspect vehicle or its driver is asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424 or the Alberni Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).