Maple Ridge RCMP investigate collision between motorcycle and truck, and passenger assault on taxi driver

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      While Maple Ridge RCMP are investigating a collision that took place last night, investigators are also seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who assaulted a taxi driver.

      Ridge Meadows RCMP stated today (March 13) that around 8:40 p.m. on March 12, a passerby flagged down an officer at the intersection of 216th Street and Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge.

      An eastbound white GMC pickup truck and a westbound black Honda motorcycle collided head-on.

      While the pickup driver remained uninjured, the motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

      Roads in the area had been closed but were reopened around 4 a.m. today (March 13).

      Factors such as weather, speed, traffic conditions, and impairment are all being considered as the investigation continues on.

      Any witnesses or anyone with video footage is asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251.

      Elsewhere in Metro Vancouver, Surrey RCMP are investigating two collisions—one in which dump truck landed on top of a vehicle and another in which a 65-year-old pedestrian was injured after being hit by a vehicle—that both took place on March 12.

      In addition, hit-and-runs are being investigated in West Vancouver and Abbotsford. 

      Ridge Meadows RCMP

      Meanwhile, Ridge Meadows RCMP also stated today that around midnight on February 20, a man hailed a taxi at the Coquitlam Centre bus loop.

      After arriving in the 20100 block area of Ashley Crescent in Maple Ridge, the male passenger refused to pay his fare. He then struck the taxi driver in the face and head before he fled on foot.

      The taxi driver received treatment at hospital for minor injuries.

      Investigators have been unable to identify a suspect.

      The suspect is described as a white male with a slim build who is about 178 centimetres (five-feet, 10-inches) tall with dark hair and a dark beard.

      At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black jacket and ear pods.

      Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

      Ridge Meadows RCMP

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