Stratford man charged after hit-and-run crash near Shakespeare
A Stratford man has been arrested related to a hit-and-run crash that left a cyclist with serious injuries on Monday evening.
Perth County OPP say a man was travelling won his bicycle along Highway 7/8 between Shakespeare and Stratford when he was hit by the passenger side of a vehicle going in the same direction. The man was thrown into the ditch by the force of the collision.
Police say the vehicle failed to remain at the scene.
The 22-year-old Stratford man was severely injured.
On Tuesday, police said a mirror that was knocked off in the crash was likely from a GMC Sonoma, Jimmy or Envoy or a Chevy Blazer.
A resident of Perth East heard about the crash on social media and called police when a Sonoma pickup was spotted with front end damage and a passenger-side mirror missing.
Police seized the truck and made attempts to contact the owner on Tuesday.
The owner of the Sonoma contacted police on Wednesday saying he wanted to turn himself in. He was taken into custody at the Sebringville detachment.
A 33-year-old man from Stratford has been charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm.
OPP forensic experts will be processing the truck on Friday.
Police say the cyclist was released from hospital Friday and will be recovering at home.