Two men who fled two-vehicle collision in Comox sought by RCMP

Police are hunting for two men who fled the scene of a late-night two-vehicle crash Thursday in Comox.

COMOX VALLEY RCMP examine the scene of a two-vehicle collision Thursday night in Comox.

COMOX VALLEY RCMP examine the scene of a two-vehicle collision Thursday night in Comox.

Police are hunting for two men who fled the scene of a late-night two-vehicle crash Thursday in Comox.

Const. Marcel Slofstra of the Comox Valley RCMP said they received a call about a T-bone collision at the intersection of Balmoral Avenue and Pritchard Road around 9:40 p.m.

When police attended, they found only one vehicle — a red Dodge Dakota with an Alberta licence plate stuck in a cedar hedge. RCMP said the vehicle had made contact with a full-sized van.

“On our arrival, a male was seen fleeing from the scene,” he added. “Police dog services were used, and we were able to take that male into custody.”

Slofstra noted the man was intoxicated, however, police were unsure who was driving the vehicle.

“We also have information that two other males were seen fleeing from the scene prior to police arrival,” he explained. “In the end, it looks like no one was injured, but alcohol may have been a factor in this collision.”

Slofstra added what is most valuable to police are the people who saw the incident.

“If the witnesses would remain on scene and attempt to help us out by identifying who the driver of the vehicle may be, would make our job that much easier. Of course, we don’t want them getting involved or trying to prevent people from fleeing from the scene, but any information that they have to provide to us would be very valuable for our investigation.”

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