Thunder Bay Hit-and-Run Incident: Pedestrian Hospitalized, Police Seek Information

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TBPS Investigating Serious Hit and Run on Simpson Street
Image TBPS - Vehicle sought in hit and run on Simpson Street

Thunder Bay – Thunder Bay Police Service are actively investigating a hit-and-run collision that occurred late Thursday night, resulting in a pedestrian being hospitalized with critical life threatening injuries.

Emergency Response to Collision Scene

The incident was reported shortly before midnight on January 25, 2024 near Simpson Street and Pruden Street. Thunder Bay Police, Superior North EMS paramedics, and Thunder Bay Fire Rescue personnel responded to the emergency call. Upon arrival, they found a male pedestrian suffering from serious injuries. The victim was promptly transported to the hospital with conditions described as life-threatening.

Description of Suspect Vehicle Released

The involved vehicle, identified as a newer model silver or grey pickup truck equipped with a stainless steel “V plow” snow plow, had fled the scene before the authorities arrived. Police have obtained surveillance footage of the suspected vehicle and are releasing it to the public in hopes of gathering more information.

Thunder Bay Hit-and-Run Incident: Pedestrian Hospitalized, Police Seek Information
Image TBPS – Thunder Bay Hit-and-Run Incident: Pedestrian Hospitalized, Police Seek Information

Public Appeal for Information

Thunder Bay Police Service is urging the driver involved in the incident to come forward. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Traffic Unit, Major Crimes Unit, and Forensic Identification Unit.

The public is asked to assist in the investigation. Anyone with relevant information, particularly those with home, business, or dash camera footage, is encouraged to contact the police at (807) 684-1200. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com.

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