01/16/2014 19:21 EST | Updated 03/18/2014 05:59 EDT

85-year-old woman dead after Coquitlam hit-and-run

An 85-year-old woman is dead after another hit-and-run incident in Coquitlam. The woman was struck by a vehicle at around two o'clock this afternoon on Austin Avenue between Schoolhouse Street and Decaire Street.

Police say she was subsequently rushed to hospital in critical condition, but passed away as a result of her injuries.

The incident occurred within a block of where an elderly couple was hit and killed by a vehicle back in November. The driver  drove off in that case as well, but RCMP eventually made an arrest after a tip from the public.

Coquitlam RCMP are appealing to the public for help, asking any witnesses or people with information about the incident to call them at 604-945-1550, quoting file number 2014-1438.