A PT Cruiser drives by an accident

Hit and run suspect found

Police interviewed the man they believe struck and killed a man in North Surrey on March 12

The man believed responsible for a fatal hit and run last week has been interviewed by investigators and  released.

Police were alerted last Thursday (March 12) at 3:30 a.m. when a delivery driver found a badly injured man lying on Bridgeview Drive, near 128 Street.

Based on the evidence at the scene, it’s believed the man was struck from behind by the vehicle.

The pedestrian victim had been pushing a grocery cart northbound in the 11400-block of Bridgeview Drive when he was hit.

He was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital and did not survive.

He has since been identified as a 55-year-old man with no fixed address.

Police spoke with the 31-year-old driver, but as of Monday had not recommended charges to Crown Counsel.

Officers spoke with the driver and heard his version of events on Friday afternoon. Once he gave his statement, he was released.

Police say there is a “great deal” of work and evidence gathering before any charges are considered.

Police are gathering evidence, sending DNA to the lab, reviewing video footage and having the semi truck examined for mechanical problems.

All of that can take months to complete,  police said in a release.

In addition, investigators are looking to speak with the driver of a dark-coloured PT Cruiser that drove past the scene at about 3:30 a.m., just 10 seconds after the crash.

Anyone with further information about this incident including the location of the driver is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP CCIT at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca for additional ways to leave a tip.

 

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