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Police seek assistance in vehicle pedestrian collision (update)

Wednesday, December 05, 2012   by: SooToday.com Staff
CITY POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
 
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3:30 p.m. update - Vehicle pedestrian collision solved

With the assistance of the public, officers with the Traffic Services Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service have been able to complete the investigation into an early morning collision involving a pedestrian on Bay Street at Spring Street. 

Through the investigation it was found that all of the parties involved had fulfilled their obligations under the Highway Traffic Act and charges are not appropriate in this incident. 

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service wishes to thank the public for their continued assistance.

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Police seek assistance in vehicle pedestrian collision

Officers with the Traffic Services Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating the driver of a motor vehicle that was involved in a collision with a pedestrian this morning between 7 and 7:45 a.m.

This incident is still under investigation however at this point it is known that a pedestrian was struck in the area of Bay Street at Spring Street near the driveway of the Northern Credit Union. 

The pedestrian involved did go to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

A piece of debris found at the scene suggests that the vehicle involved is grey or silver in colour. 

Anyone who may have witnesses this incident or that may be able to assist police in identifying the driver involved is asked to contact Constable David Lapish of traffic services at (705) 949 6300 ext 295.

If you have any information regarding these crimes, or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), submit an e-tip from the Crime Stoppers’ website or text keyword SSM with your tip to 274637.

Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help.

Message and data rates may apply.

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Zarm27 12/5/2012 5:25:01 PM Report

So, I'm curious if anyone can answer this for me on here. Just how much time can elapse between an accident and giving a statement (obligation of the highway traffic act)? I keep seeing this happening on this site, and I'm curious if it's being swept under the rug, or if people are actually allowed to leave the scene before police show up.
mudrunner 12/5/2012 5:35:47 PM Report

You should call them an let them know before you leave. Most of the time they dont even come anymore.
frauleinbroomhilda 12/6/2012 8:45:13 AM Report

Let's go back to the old system where the police came and took care of business. PLEASE!!!
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