Calgary, AB,
23
June
2020
|
23:55
America/Denver

Cyclist injured in hit and run

We are investigating a collision where a cyclist was hit on the border of Acadia and Willow Park in early June.

Around 4:50 p.m., on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, a cyclist was crossing the intersection of Southland Drive and Fairmount Drive S.E., when he was struck by a motorist. The driver briefly spoke to the cyclist, refused to provide any information and then left the scene, driving north on Fairmount Drive.

The cyclist received non-life-threatening injuries that required medical attention.

We are trying to identify the driver in this collision to determine why she left the scene and what occurred in the collision, but we have so far been unable to do so. She is described as Asian, approximately 30 years old, 5’1” tall with a slim build. She was wearing a medical mask and yellow blouse at the time of the collision and had a male passenger who appeared to be high-school aged.

The vehicle she was driving is described as an older-model, grey Toyota Corolla. The cyclist was not able to get the licence plate number, but the vehicle may have fresh damage to the front hood and bumper.

Anyone with information on the identity of the driver or who may have witnessed the collision is asked to call our non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
APP: P3 Tips

Alberta’s Traffic Safety Act requires that drivers remain at the scene of a collision to provide assistance and certain information to anyone who has suffered injuries or property damage. On request, drivers must provide their name and address, driver’s licence number, licence plate number, and show the other party their insurance pink card so a claim can be filed.

If a person hits a parked vehicle or other unattended property, they must leave a note in a conspicuous place with the same information or take reasonable steps to identify and contact the property owner to provide the information.

Refusing to provide this information and leaving the scene of a collision to avoid criminal or civil liability is considered a hit and run, which carries stiff penalties. In the event a driver feels unsafe following a collision due to road rage or some other factor, drivers should move to a nearby safe location and immediately call police for assistance.

Case # 20229135/5530