Kevin Dhillon's mother sobbed uncontrollably and struggled to stand as family and friends supported her at the memorial to her young son at Surrey's Holland Park, Wednesday night.
'He left us far too soon'- Family of Kevin Dhillon
The 16-year-old was killed Tuesday when he was struck by a silver Honda Accord making a left hand turn at the intersection of 96 Avenue and 123A Street in Surrey.
Family and friends offered comfort while hundreds more who came held candles and wept silently. Dhillon's girlfriend came to say goodbye. Many were too emotional to speak including Dhillon's father.
Fellow motorcycle riders also paid their respects. They described Dhillon as a bright, safe and experienced motorcycle rider despite his young age, who was no daredevil — a friendly boy who loved off-roading and dirt bikes.
A note on a Facebook page in his memory says, "He left us far too soon."
RCMP are looking for the driver of the silver Honda Accord that allegedly struck and killed the teenager and have issued a plea for the driver to come forward.
Witnesses told police the motorcycle was travelling westbound on 96 Avenue when the Honda, which was travelling eastbound, turned left in front of it.
Dhillon, who was from Surrey, was transported to hospital but was later pronounced dead.
Police say the Honda driver kept travelling north on 123A Street for one block before abandoning the vehicle and fleeing on foot.
Attempts to track the driver with a police dog were not successful, but police are attempting to contact the vehicle's registered owner.
"Obviously, the vehicle and documents left behind provide our officers with physical evidence that will be crucial as we commence our investigation," said Cpl. Bert Paquet.
Anyone with any information about the collision or driver is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at http://www.solvecrime.ca/.