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February 21, 2011
Understanding fatal Coquitlam hit-and-run
A 37-year-old man has been arrested after two women were killed in a hit-and-run incident early Saturday morning on Lougheed Highway. SFU clinical psychologist Joti Samra can provide some insight about this tragic incident – why someone would leave a crash scene and what the victims’ families are going through. “A number of factors can explain why people would flee the scene of a crime – from immense fear or shock all the way to more malevolent desire to avoid culpability,” Samra said. “This makes it particularly challenging for family members who need to make sense of a nonsensical tragedy, and having information on what happened/caused the death is an integral part of that.”

Joti Samra, 778.772.7560 (only available for phone interviews); jsamra@sfu.ca

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