A taxi driver found lying on the road near his cab in St. Catharines on the weekend remains in critical condition in hospital as police seek help from the public in determining what happened.
On Sept. 23, at 4:43 a.m., Niagara Regional Police Service responded to an assist ambulance on Eastchester Avenue near Lorne Street.
A 58-year-old taxi driver had been found on the road beside his parked taxi. The taxi door was open. The driver was unconscious suffering from a critical injury, police said in a news release.
He was transported to an out-of-region hospital where he remained in critical condition on Monday afternoon.
Detectives are appealing to residents and businesses in the area with closed circuit security cameras, doorbell video cameras, or dash cameras are asked to review their footage for suspicious activity for the period between 3 and 5 a.m. on Sept. 23. The taxicab was a silver Toyota Camry.
This is an active and ongoing investigation to determine the circumstances around this incident, police said.
The incident has been assigned to the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating officers by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, ext. 1009124.
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.