VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Surrey RCMP are investigating after a string of hit-and-runs took place around the city today, with the driver possibly targeting fire crews.
Early this morning a man was rear-ended by a blue Dodge Charger in Whalley, according to police. The driver of the Charger took off from the scene, and was chased by the man he hit until authorities advised the complainant to pull over and wait for the police. Just as crews were responding to that incident, they got word of another collision in the Newton area, involving the same vehicle.
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“That same blue dodge charger crashed into a hydro pole, shearing off the hydro wires as well as telephone cabling. The driver then fled on foot from the scene,” Insp. Tim Shields told Global News. It happened at the intersection of 72 Ave. and 140 St.
The driver hit the pole with such force that it snapped in two places. Witnesses say the car was completely “totaled” and you wouldn’t have expected the driver to be able to walk — or limp – away.
While fire crews were investigating the scene of the second accident, a White Cherokee Jeep came out of an alleyway and drove directly toward them extremely quickly. They had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit.
The Cherokee was found roughly three or four blocks away, abandoned.
Authorities say they have a very good idea of who was driving the Charger and are not sure who was driving the Cherokee, or whether the incidents are related. No one has been taken into custody at this time. They’re asking anyone with information on the accidents to contact the Surrey RCMP.