Guelph Police Service seeking witnesses in hit and run November 1

Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Safety Bulletin

Wednesday November 14, 2012

1. UPDATE- Motor Vehicle Collision – Hit and Run- Witnesses Sought A 21-year-old male from Barrie remains in a Hamilton Hospital in stable condition for the treatment of serious injuries he received in a Fail to Remain collision that occurred overnight Halloween night.

On Thursday November 1, 2012 at 2:05 a.m., the male victim was near the bridge on Gordon Street South Guelph coming from the downtown.

The victim was on the roadway when he was struck by a southbound motor vehicle that failed to Remain at the scene and was last seen southbound on Gordon Street. He was transported to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for a severe leg injury. He was airlifted to the Regional Trauma Centre at Hamilton General Hospital for further treatment.

It is alleged that the responsible motor vehicle was involved in a second collision on University Avenue West (with a utility pole). The responsible driver abandoned the motor vehicle at that location and fled on foot.

Chase HACKWELL 21 years of Puslinch was charged with Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm, Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm, Failing to Remain at the Scene of a Collision Causing Bodily Harm and Failing to Remain at the Scene of a Collision in relation to collision with the utility pole. He was held for a Bail Hearing. The investigation into this collision, including the sequence of events that preceded and followed, is continuing. Investigators have conducted a number of interviews, and it is believed that there were a number of pedestrians and motorists near the Gordon Street incident at the time it occurred.

The Guelph Police Service would like to speak to anyone who may have further information that may assist in this investigation. If you were in the area and witnessed this incident, please contact Constable Dan MOSEY of the Guelph Police Service at (519) 824- 1212 extension 264. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

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