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Police Warn Against Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collison, 23 August

23rd August, 2023 Community

On Tuesday 22nd August, around 6.20PM, RCIPS attended the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving a Dodge Ram truck and a cyclist on Esterly Tibbetts Highway at the junction with Snug Harbour Drive.


On arrival, officers observed a woman being attended to by medics, with what appeared to be blood on her arm.


It was reported that the collision occurred when the victim was riding her bicycle south along Esterly Tibbetts Highway and the driver of the truck drove out from Sung Harbour Drive and collided with her. The driver got out of the truck and stayed at the scene for a short time before leaving.  He did not provide his details to the victim.


The police later identified the driver, and the incident is under investigation. 


Police wish to remind the public that, according to the Traffic Act (2021 Revision), the driver of a vehicle is required to stop and provide their personal, vehicle and insurance information if they are involved in a collision where another person is injured or another vehicle or property is damaged. Alternatively, they must report the collision at a police station or to a police constable as soon as is possible, but no more than 24-hours following the collision.


Persons who fail to do so may be arrested and prosecuted, which may result in a fine, imprisonment, or both upon Summary Conviction.