THUNDER BAY – On August 21st, 2018, at approximately 1220hrs, Thunder Bay Police was dispatched to the intersection of Isabella Street at Ford Street for a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and an SUV. Upon arrival, officers found that the SUV had fled the scene.
The initial investigation has revealed that a dark coloured SUV was travelling westbound on Isabella Street and failed to stop for the stop sign at Ford Street, colliding with the motorcycle within the intersection. The SUV stopped following the collision and the female driver exited the vehicle to check on the male motorcyclist. The motorcyclist had sustained obvious injuries. Shortly after checking on the male driver of the motorcycle, the female driver of the SUV returned to her SUV and fled the scene westbound on Isabella Street, leaving the male driver of the motorcycle injured and lying on the roadway.
The female driver is described as a blonde female who was wearing a colourful shirt at the time of the collision. The SUV is expected to have some damage to the front passenger side bumper area.
The male driver of the motorcycle, a 60-year-old Thunder Bay male, was cared for at the scene by individuals who were passing by and transported to the hospital by ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The Thunder Bay Police Traffic Unit is now continuing with the investigation. Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a dark coloured SUV with damage to the front end passenger side bumper and to call the Traffic Unit at 684-1276 or Crimestoppers if they have any information that would assist in identifying the vehicle and driver involved in this collision.