Two vehicle collision sends one person to hospital.
On Friday, November 4th shortly after 8pm an eastbound Toyota Tundra was attempting to make a left turn into a plaza on Dundas St. east of Clarke St. As the Toyota Tundra made the left turn it struck a motorcycle in the westbound lanes causing the driver to lose control and be ejected from the motorcycle.
A Woodstock Police officer was in the immediate area and witnessed the collision. The officer immediately attended to the injured motorcyclist and rendered first aid. Oxford EMS and Woodstock Fire also attended the scene to assist.
The driver of the Toyota Tundra parked within the plaza parking lot and then fled on foot from the scene. Woodstock Police received a tip from public that the driver fled inside a nearby store. The driver was arrested without incident a short time later.
The motorcyclist was transported by ambulance to London Health Sciences Centre with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
A 33 year old male driver from Waterloo was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, failing to stop after a collision, driving under suspension and operating without insurance. He is due to make a court appearance on December 13th, 2022.
The Woodstock Police would also like to thank the Ontario Provincial Police Technical Traffic Collision Investigator and Collision Reconstructionist who provided assistance with the investigation.
The stretch of Dundas St. between Clarke Street and Springbank Avenue has since been reopened.
The Woodstock Police Service would like to encourage anyone having information about this investigation to contact the Woodstock Police Service at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).