A 32-year-old Quebec man has been charged in relation to a dramatic rollover crash in Burnaby last June that sent his 18-year-old female passenger to the hospital with serious injuries.
Burnaby RCMP responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover at Gilmore Avenue and Halifax Street at about 1 a.m. on June 5, 2020, according to a police news release at the time.
Upon arrival, officers found an unconscious 18-year-old woman outside the vehicle, the release said.
She had been a passenger in the now upside-down vehicle and was taken to hospital in serious but not life-threatening condition, according to the release.
The vehicle, a black Dodge Durango, had come to a stop after hitting two hydro poles, a light standard and a traffic light, police said.
The male driver had fled the scene, according to police, but officers located him nearby and arrested him.
Last month, Moussa Daoui was charged with failing to stop after an accident resulting in bodily harm, impaired driving causing bodily harm and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
Burnaby RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Kalanj said getting charges approved in such cases is a time-consuming process.
“Collision investigations are very complex and labour intensive for our investigators,” he told the NOW in an emailed statement. “There are often numerous warrants required to obtain the evidence needed to prove the facts before charges can be forwarded. DNA alone can take months to process.”
Daoui was scheduled for a first appearance in Vancouver provincial court Tuesday.