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Ottawa teen seriously injured in New Year’s Eve hit and run, police say

Ottawa police say a 32-year-old man's body was discovered in the Rideau River near Carleton University on March 29, 2021 after he had been missing for two months. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

The Ottawa police are looking for witnesses after they say a 17-year-old was struck in a suspected hit and run on New Year’s Eve.

The collision investigations unit is looking into an incident on Lorry Greenberg Drive near Bamblegrove Crescent that occurred at roughly 10:10 p.m. on Dec. 31.

Police say a 17-year-old male was walking on the sidewalk when a car drove onto the sidewalk, striking him from behind and leaving the teen with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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The vehicle then fled from the scene, police say.

Investigators are hoping dash-cam footage of the collision might exist.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 613-236-1222 ext. 2481 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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