THUNDER BAY – CRIME – Thunder Bay Police are seeking witnesses to an accident that happened Monday morning. Police share, “On Monday morning at about 8:00AM police responded to the intersection of Balmoral St and William St (by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit) regarding an auto-pedestrian collision.
Officers determined that a thirty-five-year-old male pedestrian had been crossing Balmoral St in the cross-walk when he was struck by a dark grey colored mini-van that was making a left turn. This vehicle pulled to the curb and stopped momentarily, but then reportedly fled the scene.
The pedestrian was not seriously hurt, but was taken to hospital by ambulance.
Police are seeking witnesses to this collision, and are urging the driver to make a report by attending at the police station.
All drivers are reminded that it is a criminal offence to fail to stop and render assistance at a collision scene when someone is injured. Further, that driver is required to give identification in the form of name and address to that injured person at the scene. It should also be mentioned that under the Highway Traffic Act, there is an obligation to make a police report any time that any injury occurs, or combined damages exceed $1000.
Thunder Bay Police were kept busy over the past thirty-six hours. Police responded to fifty-seven calls for service.
Topping the list were calls that were alcohol related, even exceeding the traffic calls.
Police dealt with several assaults, and one sexual assault call.