June 01, 2022
Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at approximately 8:20 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Wellington County Detachment along with the Guelph Wellington Paramedic Service responded to report of a collision between a bicyclist and motor vehicle at a Highway 89, Southgate Township address.
It was determined that a 15-year-old was riding their bicycle westbound along the side of the roadway on Highway 89 when they were struck by a motor vehicle from behind. As a result, the rider was thrown from the bicycle and suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a local area hospital and then transferred to a Hamilton hospital for further treatment.
The vehicle never stopped and was last seen heading westbound on Highway 89. The vehicle is described as an older model sedan similar to a Lincoln Town Car or Grand Marquis that was silver in colour. The vehicle will have front passenger side damage.
The Wellington County OPP is continuing to investigate and is asking anyone living in the area that has security surveillance footage that may have captured the vehicle to call police. Investigators are also asking the motoring public that would have been travelling through the area with dash cameras to please check their footage.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.
The investigation is continuing, and updates will be provided when information becomes available.
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