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Detectives make appeal for witnesses in NOTL hit-and-run

Senior struck by pickup truck remains in hospital in serious but stable condition
Niagara Regional Police Service file photo.

The July 13 Niagara-on-the-Lake fail-to-remain collision investigation by the Niagara Regional Police Service Collision Reconstruction Unit detectives remains ongoing.

The investigation has determined the collision may have occurred at approximately 7:50 pm. The 84-year-old male cyclist/victim from Niagara-on-the-Lake remains in hospital in serious but stable condition, a news release said.

On July 19, 2023, detectives located and seized the involved pewter-coloured 1999 GMC Sierra pickup truck in Niagara Falls. The truck will undergo an examination by detectives from the NRPS Forensic Service Unit. Detectives noted that the damaged areas had recently undergone repair. Previously owned (used) GMC auto parts had been used during the repairs including a grill, passenger side headlights and, and a passenger side towing, sideview mirror. 

The investigation has also determined that after striking the victim the truck fled the area turning onto Concession 2 Road (southbound). It then travelled to York Road where it turned west into St. David’s. Once in St. David’s the vehicle turned southbound onto Four Mile Creek Road and headed into Niagara Falls.

The driver has not been identified. No arrests have been made.

Detectives are making the following appeals:

  • Auto part recycling businesses or wreck yards in the Niagara area report any recent suspicious sales of used GMC auto parts since July 13.
  • Auto body repair businesses in the Niagara report repairs to a pewter coloured 1999 GMC pick up truck since July 13.
  • Anyone (residents or businesses) along the route of the GMC with closed-circuit security cameras, doorbell video cameras, or dash cameras are asked to review their footage for the pewter-coloured 1999 GMC Sierra pickup truck for the period between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on July 13.
  • The person responsible should contact legal counsel and arrange for a safe and peaceful surrender.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating officers by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009089.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.