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Police issue appeal for witnesses of hit-and-run involving cyclist

The victim remains in critical condition in hospital

Detectives from the Niagara Regional Police Service Collision Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate this serious collision.

The investigation has determined that on Thursday July 13, 2023, at 8:24pm, an 84-year-old male cyclist from Niagara on the Lake was found in critical condition lying in a north side drainage ditch on East West Line near Concession 2 in Niagara on the Lake. The cyclist had been riding a blue mountain bike westbound along the north side of East West Line between Niagara Road and Concession 2 when they were struck from behind. The damaged vehicle fled the scene without providing care to the cyclist or reporting the collision to emergency personnel. The victim was transported to an out of region hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. The victim remains in hospital in critical condition.

Damaged vehicle parts were recovered at the scene by detectives. The suspect vehicle has been determined to be either a (1994-1999) GMC Yukon, GMC Suburban or a GMC Sierra Pick-up Truck. The suspect vehicle colour will be pewter metallic or silver. The suspect 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.

Detectives are appealing the public for any information that may assist them with this investigation. Autobody repair shops and auto parts dealers are asked to report any inquiries or transactions that may be suspicious or related. Detectives can be contacted by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009089.

Anyone (residents or businesses) in the area with closed circuit security cameras, doorbell video cameras, or dash cameras are asked to review their footage for suspicious activity or a similar suspect vehicle for the period between 7:00pm and 8:45pm on July 13, 2023.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.