RCMP Investigate Hit-and-Run that Seriously Injured Moncton Cyclist
Update: A 45-year-old Moncton man has been charged in relation to a hit-and-run that left a cyclist in critical condition.
Police arrested a Michael Duncan Paul Hutchins on Thursday in connection with the investigation. Hutchins appeared in Moncton Provincial Court by way of tele-remand on Friday, and was charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm.
He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on Tuesday, August 30 at 1:30 p.m. for a bail hearing.
Shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday, members of the Codiac Regional RCMP and Ambulance New Brunswick responded to a report of a hit-and-run collision between a car and a cyclist near the intersection of Morton Avenue and Mascaret Street. Police believe a Ford Focus was passing two cyclists and struck one of them. The driver of the car then fled the scene, according to Sgt. Mathieu Roy.
Moncton cyclist hospitalized with life-threatening injuries
The cyclist, a 26-year-old man from Moncton, was transported to hospital with what were considered to be “serious, life-threatening injuries,” Roy stated.
Police released surveillance footage photos of the car allegedly involved in the hit-and-run . The car is a grey, older model four-door Ford Focus with a damaged front windshield.
Here's how residents can help police in the hit-and-run investigation
Police are asking for information from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident. They are also appealing to residents or businesses in the area who may have surveillance footage from the time the incident occurred on Sunday to contact the Codiac Regional RCMP at (506) 857-2400.
Information can also be provided anonymously through New Brunswick Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477),