UCCM police ask for public help after hit and run in M’Chigeeng

M’CHIGEENG-UCCM Anishnaabe Police Department is investigating a “Fail to Remain” motor vehicle collision on M’Chigeeng First Nation. On December 26, 2021 shortly after 5 p.m., the UCCM Police Department received a report of a motor vehicle collision on Cross Hill Road, between Highway 551 and Corbiere Road. Police and paramedics arrived at the scene to find that an individual was suffering serious injuries as a result of the collision. The victim was transported to Mindemoya Hospital and then to Health Sciences North in Sudbury for treatment for injuries.

At that time, the police investigation revealed that the victim was riding a bicycle. A vehicle which was also traveling on Cross Hill Road struck the person who was riding the bicycle. The vehicle and the driver did not remain at the scene of the accident. Cross Hill Road was closed for 4 hours while police gathered evidence and carried out scene measurements.

Police are asking the public for help in this collision. Police would like to hear from anyone with direct knowledge of this matter or who witnessed anything in this area on Sunday, December 26, 2021 between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

If you have any after-the-fact information about this investigation that will help identify those responsible, the police are also urging you to come forward.

UCCM Police Department officers remind pedestrians and cyclists to wear clothing with reflective materials and to use some form of lighting to illuminate their location and be seen by motorists. In low light and snow conditions, reflective clothing and lighting can give the driver a few extra seconds’ notice to increase reaction time to avoid collisions.

At this time, the investigation is in its early stages, further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses. The Uniform Patrol Division is leading the investigation as it is assisted by members of the UCCM Criminal Police Unit.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Department at 1-888-377-7135, or the Ontario Provincial Police Provincial Communication Center at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can also send advice to Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Online advice can also be submitted by visiting the Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers website.

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