A 46-year-old man is in the hospital after being struck by a pickup truck at Division Road in Kingsville around 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2015. The driver fled the scene of the crash.
The victim, who police have not identified, was walking across Road 2 at Division Road when he was struck by the truck traveling southbound. According to reports, the driver made a left turn onto Road 2 when the truck crashed into the pedestrian.
Shortly thereafter, the pedestrian was transported to the hospital with serious injuries and is listed in critical condition.
Police are looking for the white pickup truck that struck the man. No make or model is available at the time, but police believe there is some damage to the front end of the truck. Anyone with information should call the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.
Fleeing the scene of an accident in Canada is a serious offence that can lead to criminal charges. Drivers who fail to stop after an accident that led to injury can face up to 10 years in prison after being charged with criminal negligence or manslaughter. If the driver that caused injury is caught, they may be sued for negligence in tort law as the driver had a duty of care toward the victim.
While data on hit and run accidents in Ontario is not collected, there were more than 17,000 crashes linked to hit and runs, driving on the wrong side of the road and improper parking.
The auto accident lawyers at Greg Monforton & Partners understand how difficult it can be for victims and their families to obtain justice in hit and run cases. Our team is dedicated to obtaining the compensation hit and run victims deserve. We offer free case evaluations and even if we are unable to take your claim, we offer free services that can help guide you in the right direction.
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