The backed-up traffic coming over the hill toward Fuller Lake Road after a motorcycle crash on the Trans Canada Highway last weekend. One driver backed down the shoulder of the road, damaging several vehicles as it went. (Don Bodger/Black Press)

If you have photos, dashcam videos of hit and run in Chemainus, Mounties need to see them

Motorist sideswiped cars but RCMP need proof

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking the public to help them investigate multiple hit and runs that occurred on Sunday, March 17, at approximately 1:55 p.m. on the Trans Canada Highway near Fuller Lake Road.

While the northbound lanes of the highway were closed due to a motorcycle crash, a gold or brown Audi A4 drove backwards alongside the stopped traffic on the shoulder of the road. The Audi struck and damaged several other vehicles; there were no injuries. The vehicle was located shortly after the situation was reported to police.

The investigating officers are now attempting to determine who was in the vehicle at the time of the erratic and dangerous occurrence, and want to review any dash camera footage or other videos or photos members of the public who witnessed the situation may have.

“Public safety is always our number one priority,” says North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment commander Chris Bear. The actions of this driver unnecessarily endangered the community and we are asking for your help to further our investigation. We appreciate the cooperation of anyone with more information.”

Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident, who has not yet spoken with police, is asked to call North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or go to cowichancrimestoppers.com/

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