Police Locate Driver that Hit Cyclist
Hamilton Police Service has identified the driver that hit a cyclist at the intersection of Gage Avenue North and Barton Street East on July 18, 2018.
On July 18, 2018, shortly after 10:00 a.m., a cyclist was travelling westbound on Barton Street East when he collided with a larger work truck travelling southbound through the intersection at Gage Street North.
The cyclist was transported to hospital and remains in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the truck failed to remain at the scene.
Police reviewed video and spoke to witnesses throughout the day, which assisted in the identification of the driver. Video confirmed the driver did stop and assist the cyclist off the road but did not remain at the scene to speak with police.
Police have concluded their investigation and charged a 40-year-old male from Hamilton with the following:
- Drive while under suspension
- Fail to report an accident
The 52-year-old cyclist from Hamilton was also charged with failing to stop at a red light.
Hamilton Police would like to stress that remaining at the scene of a collision is your responsibility as a driver. A driver must render all possible assistance and provide personal identification, driver’s licence number, insurance material, vehicle permit and registered owner information. Failure to do so can result in further charges.