Halifax RCMP call hit-and-run involving cyclist ‘disturbing,’ search for suspect
A father of three remains in intensive care after suffering serious injuries in a hit-and-run in Halifax Monday morning.
The cyclist was commuting along the St. Margaret’s Bay Rd. on Monday, August 22 when he was struck by a truck, which reportedly failed to stop.
It’s a collision that’s troubling to even seasoned RCMP officers like Cpl. Dal Hutchinson.
“What’s disturbing is that the driver failed to remain at the scene of the collision and not only fail to remain at the scene but render assistance to the cyclist who was injured seriously,” Hutchinson said.
So far the only description RCMP have is that the truck is reported to be black with a flat bed.
The victim has been identified through a gofundme page as Tim Lane.
He sustained multiple injuries including a fractured skull, a small bleed in his brain, punctured lungs, broken ribs, a broken femur and a ruptured spleen.
His wife has told media that he’s been put into an induced coma while his body rests due to the severity of his injuries.
Many community members and avid cyclists and say the roads around scenic St. Margaret’s Bay can be intimidating to ride on.
“I wouldn’t say it’s the safest road, there’s a lot of traffic you know for the beaches and stuff, and also it’s not the widest road,” said Liam Quigg, a road cyclist from Upper Tantallon.
He and other members of the cycling community are rallying behind Lane, hoping he’ll make a speedy recovery.
“Cyclists have just as much right to be on the road as other road users so I think it really comes down to us sharing the road and caring for one another,” Quigg said.
RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of the black truck with a flat bed.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020 or anonymously contact www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.
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