On January 16, 2024 at 12 p.m., the Hanover Police Service responded to a fail to remain collision at the intersection of 10th Street & 18th Avenue.
The investigation determined two vehicles were stopped for a red light at the intersection waiting to turn south on 18th Avenue when they were hit from behind by a straight truck. One of the involved vehicles was listed as a total loss. No injuries were reported to police.
The suspect vehicle, a white straight truck, did not stop at the scene of the collision. It was last observed fleeing northbound on 17th Avenue at a high rate of speed, “fishtailing” as it rounded the corner.
Though investigation that included assistance from registrants of Camsafe, the suspect and his straight truck were identified.
On January 23, 2024, a 34-year-old male from Listowel was arrested and faces a charge of Failure to Stop After Accident contrary to sec. 320.16 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada. The suspect was later released from custody scheduled to appear in Walkerton court.
Police investigators are still looking to speak with the female driver of the black SUV who was “clipped’ from behind by the straight truck. She stopped briefly, checked her rear bumper and then left the area.
Thank-you to everyone who has registered security cameras on the Camsafe.ca website. This secure website is proving to be a valuable resource to our police investigators who can now quickly determine who owns cameras in the area of interest, make contact with the owner of the cameras and arrange to view the footage often in a very timely manner.
Date of Release – January 23, 2024
Authority for Release – Christopher R. KNOLL, Chief of Police