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Arrest made after 2 Peterborough teenagers on bicycles struck by vehicle that fled scene

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One of two teenagers suffered serious injuries after they were struck by a vehicle in Peterborough on Monday night – Oct 5, 2021

One of two teenage cyclists suffered serious injuries after they were struck by a vehicle in Peterborough on Monday night, resulting in the arrest of a Peterborough woman.

Around 8:45 p.m., emergency crews were called to the intersection of Albert and Alfred streets for reports of two 16-year-old cyclists struck by a vehicle.

Read more: Motorcyclist seriously injured following collision on Parkhill Road in Peterborough

Peterborough County-City Paramedics transported one teenager to hospital with serious injuries while the other was assessed at the scene but was not transported.

The vehicle left the scene but a front bumper was found next to one of the bicycles.

One of the bicycles ended up underneath a Peterborough Transit bus.

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A knife found at the scene of the collision. Harrison Perkins/Special to Global News Peterborough

A knife was also found at the scene. One of the victims at the scene told Global News Peterborough that the driver of the vehicle had allegedly threatened them with the knife. The 16-year-old did not provide his name.

The Peterborough Police Service closed the intersection for several hours for an investigation.

On Tuesday morning police said the teens had been approached on the sidewalk on Chamberlain Street by a woman upset they were on her property. The woman allegedly grabbed a knife and struck out at the teens.

“One teen was injured when he tried to grab the knife from her,” police stated.

Police said the boys took off from the area and a short time later were struck by a vehicle.

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The investigation led to the arrest of the woman.

Brittany Norrad, 24, of Peterborough, was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon, dangerous operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and failure to stop at an accident resulting in bodily harm

She was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Oct. 20.

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