Vehicle found and suspect interviewed in deadly Coquitlam hit and run
89-year-old woman was run over in the driveway of the family home
RCMP have found the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident that killed an 89-year-old Coquitlam woman yesterday, and spoken to one of the suspects allegedly involved.
The elderly woman died shortly after being hit in the driveway of the family home on Austin Avenue near School House Street.
According to the woman’s son, Reagan Chu — who runs his acupuncture clinic from the house — a couple who had just left the clinic were behind the wheel, though he did not see the incident himself.
He says the family is dealing with his mother's death and is not concerned about the investigation or charges at the moment.
Yesterday, neighbour Trevor Stewart, who witnessed the deadly hit-and-run, said he believes the people in the car didn't realize they had hit somebody.
"I don't think they knew,” said Stewart. “They backed up slowly, and it wasn't like they were in a hurry to go anywhere. They just pulled ahead slowly — and that's when I noticed her lying there, because I heard the scream.”
“My friend said he thought it was the sound of tires, and I said, no, it wasn't tires. And I looked over and I saw her lying there."
Stewart says his friend rushed after the car, but couldn't stop it and wasn't able to see what the driver looked like.
With files from the CBC's Robert Zimmerman