(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A south side neighbourhood is in shambles today after a two vehicle collision rocked through the area.
The incident occurred shortly after noon today, and involved a motorcycle and a car, a witness said.
We are unsure if any serious injuries were sustained during the collision, but we did see Superior North EMS on location, and apparently tending to someone.
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and Thunder Bay Police Service were also on scene.
TRCCTB.COM would like to remind the public to drive safe, and stay aware of your surroundings.
Keeping a safe distance between yourself and other motorists is also a good idea.
*** UPDATE: We have been told this was a hit and run scenario. Anyone with information regarding the vehicle that left the scene is asked to call Thunder Bay Police Service at 807-684-1200
Thunder Bay Police Media Release Below:
On August 21st, 2018, at approximately 1220hrs, Thunder Bay Police were dispatched to the intersection of Isabella Street at Ford Street for a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a SUV. Upon arrival, officers found that the SUV had fled the scene.
The initial investigation has revealed that a dark coloured SUV was travelling west bound 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 west bound 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 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com, if they have any information that would assist in identifying the vehicle and driver involved in this collision.