Niagara police are looking for witnesses after officers on routine patrol Thursday evening discovered an injured 84-year-old man in a drainage ditch on East West Line at Concession 2 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a news release said.
The man was treated at the scene by Niagara Emergency Medical Services before being airlifted to an out-of-town hospital with life-threatening injuries.
An Investigation revealed the victim had been hit by a truck or utility vehicle while cycling and that the vehicle then left the scene prior to police arrival. This incident remains under investigation by detectives with the Niagara Regional Police Service Collision Reconstruction Unit.
The vehicle involved in this hit and run collision will be missing a passenger side view mirror and will have damage to the passenger side front corner.
Investigators are asking anyone who has information (including dash-cam footage) or who may have been in the general area of East West Line at or near the time of the incident at 8:30 p.m. to contact police at 905-688-4111, dial option 3, ext. 1009089.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).