Hit and run driver sought by police

Published
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:30
Incident Number
P20043992
Date Published: 2020-06-15

Police are looking to identify the driver involved in a hit-and-run incident that involved a motorcycle driver possibly being intentionally knocked off their bike.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were originally dispatched at about 1:50 p.m. on Monday, June 8 to 850 May Street North in response to a collision involving a sedan and a motor cycle. The driver of the motor cycle was at the scene when police arrived, but the driver of the sedan had already fled.

The driver was described as a male and his vehicle was described as a grey sedan, possible a 2000-2005 era model Honda Civic.

Police learned the sedan had been following the motorcyclist closely around the 500 block of Syndicate Avenue South when it passed the motor cycle on the right-hand curbside.

The motorcycle driver continued behind the sedan until both were travelling northbound on May Street, at which point the motorcycle rider believed the driver of the sedan was making deliberate attempts to run him off the roadway. The motorcycle driver turned eastbound on Northern Avenue, continuing toward the Silver City parking lot, when the driver of the sedan sped up beside and swerved into him, knocking him from his bike.

During an investigation into the incident police located surveillance footage showing the suspected vehicle. An image from that video is now being distributed to the public in hopes the driver can be identified.

If you have any information that could assist investigators, or was the driver involved in this incident, please contact the TBPS’s traffic unit at 684-1200 and cite Incident Number P20043992. You can submit tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.

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