On the evening of September 28, 2020, after seeing photos of his vehicle on social media, the driver contacted police. The driver didn’t realize he had struck the cyclist.
The investigation is now complete and as a result, the 19-year-old driver, from Auburn, Ontario, was charged with:
Fail to Remain, contrary to section 200(1)(a) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA); and
Turn – Not in Safety, contrary to section 142(1) of the HTA.
(WEST NIPISSING, ON) – On September 25, 2020 at 8:15 a.m., members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a fail to remain collision, involving a pick-up truck and a bicycle, at the intersection of Front Street and Nipissing Street, in the Municipality of West Nipissing (Sturgeon Falls).
Investigation revealed the cyclist was riding on the far right side of the eastbound lane on Front Street attempting to cross Nipissing Street. An eastbound pick-up truck pulled up beside the cyclist, made a right turn and struck the cyclist. The driver of the pick-up truck did not stop and left the scene heading southbound on Nipissing Street.
The cyclist was not injured.
Video surveillance footage was obtained and the vehicle is described as a dark coloured 4-door Chevrolet pick-up truck with a saddle storage box in the back and stickers in the rear window, possibly the name of a business. The truck also appears to have an after-market front bumper.
The investigation is continuing and police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle in the attached photos or if anyone has any information regarding this collision, to contact the Nipissing West OPP Detachment at .1-888-310-1122Call: 1-888-310-1122
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