Hit-and-run that hurt mom, daughter leads to charges

Ontario Provincial Police have charged a 54-year-old Ottawa man after a mother and daughter from Kemptville were injured in a hit-and-run crash on Highway 417 near Bronson Avenue.

Chrystal Berube and her 13-year-old daughter, Haley, were injured in hit-and-run near Bronson Avenue

A 54-year-old Ottawa man is facing three charges after a woman claimed she and her daughter were victims of a hit-and-run on Highway 417 earlier this month.

The mother, Chrystal Berube, spoke to CBC News after she said a white Subaru struck her van near the Bronson Avenue exit.

Berube said she and her 13-year-old daughter Haley were heading west in the van on Nov. 14 at about 8:30 p.m. when the driver flashed his high beams.

She moved her van one lane over into the slow lane to let him pass, she said, but he later struck her vehicle.

That sent it across several lanes of highway traffic into the right barrier, OPP said. From there, the van spun back across the highway and crashed into the left barrier.

As a result of the crash, Berube said she suffered whiplash and a sore ankle while her daughter had a concussion and four stitches on her face.

Police searched for and found a newer model white Subaru Legacy sedan that had damage to the right front end with blue paint from Berube’s van.

The driver has been charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

He is set to appear in court on Dec. 19.