Thunder Bay police say they are looking for witnesses to what could have been the first fatal collision of the new year.
On Jan. 12, at 3:15 a.m., there was a serious collision involving a grey Hyundai Elantra and a black Dodge pickup truck at the intersection of Memorial Avenue and the Harbour Expressway, police said.
The Hyundai was stopped for a red light, facing south on Memorial Avenue, when it was struck from behind by the pickup truck, which was travelling at a substantial speed. Police report the car was propelled forward and came to rest on the Harbour Expressway entrance ramp. There were no serious injuries, thanks to seat belts being worn by all three occupants of the Hyundai, police said.
Police said the driver of the pickup failed to stop to help the occupants of the vehicle that was hit. Instead, the motorist fled the scene. The vehicle was found by police a short time afterwards at a nearby residence.
Police are asking any witnesses to the incident, or anyone who may know the identity of the driver of the pickup truck, to contact the Traffic Unit to speak to an investigator.