Police Looking for Driver in Hit-and-Run Incident from June 8, 2020

Image supplied - TBPS Media Handout
Image supplied - TBPS Media Handout

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police Service is seeking public help in order to identify the driver involved in a hit-and-run incident that involved a motorcycle driver who police believe was possibly being intentionally knocked off their bike.

Police officers were originally dispatched at about 1:50 pm on Monday, June 8, 2020, to 850 May Street North in response to a collision involving a sedan and a motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was at the scene when police arrived, but the driver of the sedan had already fled the scene.

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

Police learned the sedan had been following the motorcyclist closely around the 500 block of Syndicate Avenue South when it passed the motorcycle 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 you were 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.