Remember that Coquitlam hit-and-run video where the SUV backed down the street? It was stolen

Coquitlam RCMP located the silver Nissan SUV that smashed into a parked car March 25 and fled; it had been reported stolen in Surrey

The good news is the RCMP believe they have located the vehicle involved a strange hit-and-run Wednesday in Coquitlam that was caught on camera.

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The bad news is the driver is nowhere to be found and the SUV was reported stolen in Surrey days before the crash.

“We’ve made considerable progress on this file,” said Cpl. Michael McLaughlin, later adding: “The investigation is open and Coquitlam RCMP are examining forensic and video evidence.”

The crash occurred at around 8:20 a.m. March 25 on Georgeson Avenue in Coquitlam’s New Horizons neighbourhood.

Bob Fortier told The Tri-City News he was just putting the keys in the ignition of his car when he looked up to see the grey SUV barreling toward him.

“All of a sudden, there is a car coming straight at me,” he said yesterday. “Then kaboom.”

Video from a surveillance camera across the street shows the Nissan smashing into Fortier’s parked car, pushing backwards approximately 15 feet. 

Dazed after hitting his head on the airbag, he jumped out of his vehicle just in time to see the female driver and the male occupant start backing up and fleeing the scene. 

“They started driving away,” he said. “I was just flabbergasted. That was the last thing I expected… They drove backwards all the way down our street.”

Police said anyone who may have seen the crash or knows the driver or occupant should contact the Coquitlam RCMP’s non-emergency number at 604-945-1550.

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