The Nelson Police Department has cleared up a suspected hit-and-run case from last week and are reminding drivers of the protocol when accidents happen.

Nelson police clear up hit-and-run incident

The driver involved in a suspected hit-and-run has cleared up the matter with the Nelson Police Department.

The driver involved in a suspected hit-and-run with a 12-year-old bicyclist last week has cleared up the matter with the Nelson Police Department.

“After hearing the news [via the media] on Monday, the concerned driver immediately attended the Nelson Police Department and provided pertinent information to the investigation,” said police release. “The matter was quickly resolved. There were no charges and the incident is now being handled by ICBC.”

Last Wednesday at 3:45 p.m., police say a 12-year-old was riding her bicycle near the entrance of the Gyro Park parking lot when she was cut off by an unidentified motorist. The young girl and her riding partner were on their way to Lakeside Park for a soccer game.

“The female cyclist sustained a chipped tooth and minor abrasions to her face,” stated the police release at the time. “Fortunately, she was wearing a helmet and was travelling at a low rate of speed.”

Police thank the driver involved for coming forward so quickly.

The local department is also taking the opportunity to remind the public that according to the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, the driver or person in charge of the vehicle that is, directly or indirectly, involved in an accident must do all of the following:

• Remain at or immediately return to the scene of the accident;

• Render all reasonable assistance;

• Produce in writing to any other driver involved in the accident and to anyone sustaining loss or injury:

1. His or her name and address,

2. The name and address of the registered owner of the vehicle,

3. The licence number of the vehicle, and;

4. Particulars of the motor vehicle liability insurance card.

In the incident last week, the investigation revealed that the driver acted appropriately by remaining on scene and assisting the cyclist, however, the driver’s name and address was unintentionally not provided due to unforeseen circumstances.


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