Elderly Coquitlam Woman Hit by Car in Her Driveway
Posted on Feb 01, 2014
According to witnesses, the driver of a silver car that struck and killed an 89-year-old woman in her driveway on Austin Avenue between School House Street and Decaire Street, in Coquitlam, did not appear to stop or react to the accident.
The accident occurred on Thursday, January 16, 2013. Reagan Chu, the woman’s son, runs an acupuncture clinic out of the home he shared with the victim. He says a couple, who had just left his clinic, caused the accident that killed his mother.
Trevor Stewart, a neighbour who witnessed the accident, said he did not think the people in the car knew that they hit somebody.
He went on to explain, “I don't think they knew. 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.”
Stewart continued, “I saw her red scarf and her clothes sitting there so I immediately knew it was her. I went in the house to see if there was anybody there and I couldn't find anybody so I ran back and took her vitals and then I started doing some CPR on her."
The elderly woman was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital with critical injuries—she died shortly afterwards.
Coquitlam RCMP found the vehicle that police believe was involved in the accident—they have questioned a “person of interest.” The accident investigation is ongoing.
Our attorneys would like to extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim.