A 50-year-old cyclist was killed during a hit-and-run in Markham, with York Regional Police still searching for the suspected vehicle.
According to the police on June 15 at 8:22 am, officers were called to the area of Carlton Road and Old Ivy Lane — just east of Main Street Unionville — after a report of a cyclist who has been struck by a vehicle.
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When officers arrived at the scene, they located the 50-year-old cyclist from Markham, who was “suffering from life-threatening injuries.”
“He was transported to hospital where sadly he succumbed to his injuries,” police said.
The driver who allegedly struck the cyclist left the scene prior to police arrival.
CYCLIST STRUCK – Officers on scene at Carlton Rd/Old Ivy Lane, Markham. Reported at 8:22am. Adult male cyclist struck by car that did not remain at the scene. Cyclist in life-threatening condition. Updates to follow. Avoid the area if possible.
— York Regional Police (@YRP) June 15, 2020
Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit are asking that any witnesses come forward, and for anyone in the area with digital video evidence, which may include residential or commercial video surveillance, dashcam footage as well as mobile phone images or video, to upload that evidence as soon as possible.
“The investigation is ongoing and any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police, or anyone who may have dashcam footage of the collision, are being asked to please come forward,” the statement said.
York Regional Police is asking anyone with information to contact the Major Collision Investigation Unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.