Driver drove off after asking if cyclist he hit was OK, police say

Windsor police are looking for a driver who is alleged to have collided with a cyclist, asked the injured man if he was OK and then fled the scene.

Windsor police are looking for a driver who is alleged to have collided with a cyclist, asked the injured man if he was OK and then fled the scene.

The collision happened at Erie Street West and Dougall Avenue around 5:30 a.m. Friday, according to police.

Officers were sent to that area at that time, after receiving reports about a man who was yelling for help. They also received information that an injured man had been brought to hospital, who they soon learned had been cycling in that area.

The cyclist told police that he was moving north on Dougall Avenue when he saw what he believed was a dark, older-model Chrysler 300 going west.

Police say he tried to avoid the pending collision, but ended up sliding under the vehicle and being run over by its back tire.

That's when police say the Chrysler driver stopped and asked the cyclist if he was OK, before driving off.

Two people driving by in a pickup truck brought the 32-year-old man and his bike to hospital.

The man suffered injuries to his left foot and leg.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw the collision or has information about the vehicle. Investigators would also like to talk to the people who brought the injured cyclist to the hospital.

The investigators on this case can be reached at 519-255-6700 x4211.

Tips can also be passed on anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477.