E-scooter rider seriously injured in downtown Ottawa hit and run: police

Ottawa police said a pedestrian was killed Friday morning in Bells Corners after a collision with a car. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

An e-scooter rider was struck and injured by a car driving through a red light in Ottawa’s Lowertown neighbourhood on Sunday night, according to police.

Collision investigators say the crash happened at the intersection of Rideau and Wurtemburg streets around 8:30 p.m.

A man riding an e-scooter was crossing Rideau Street from Wurtemburg when a car drove through the red light and struck him, police said. The driver then fled the scene.

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The victim suffered serious injuries but is now listed in stable condition.

Police are looking for a dark car, possibly a Honda, with damage to its front end.

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Anyone who witnessed the collision or might have dash-cam footage of the incident is asked to call police at 613-236-1222, ext. 2481.

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