North Bay Police looking to speak to driver

North Bay Police looking to speak to driver

The North Bay Police Service is looking to speak to the male driver of a car involved in a collision that took place on Tuesday evening on Lakeshore Drive at Thelma Avenue. It is believed that the driver lives in the West Ferris area of the city.

The car is described as:

  • a compact 4-door;
  • green in colour;
  • late 90s;
  • with a boxy front end, including headlights.

Shortly before 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 3rd, a woman in her twenties contacted the North Bay Police Service to report the following motor vehicle collision:

While she and her boyfriend were walking southbound on Lakeshore Drive and crossing Thelma Avenue on Tuesday December 1st at approximately 9:15 p.m., they were struck by the car. The male driver stopped his vehicle to help them and then drove them home. The woman later went to hospital to seek medical attention for her non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver is asked to contact the investigating officer, Constable Dan Weber, at the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 or to present himself in person to North Bay Police Service headquarters at 135 Princess Street West.

When to report a collision to police
The North Bay Police Service reminds motorists that Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act requires every driver of a motor vehicle who is directly or indirectly involved in a collision to report it to police, if it results in injuries or if the damage to property exceeds a combined value of $2,000.

Call 911 immediately if the collision involves any of the following…

  • injuries or fatalities;
  • pedestrians or cyclists;
  • vehicles requiring tow trucks;
  • damage to public or private property (signs, fences, utility poles, etc.);
  • municipal, provincial and federal government vehicles;
  • hazardous or dangerous goods; and/or
  • suspected criminal activity*

*Suspected criminal activity includes: impaired driving; stolen vehicles; assaults; uninsured or suspended drivers; and drivers who were seen to have failed to remain at the scene of accident.

If none of the above conditions apply and the collision occurred in North Bay or Callander and thecombined vehicle damage exceeds $2,000, complete the following steps:

  • If it’s safe to do so, remove your vehicle from traffic areas;
  • Exchange information (see list below) with the other driver(s) and witness(es);
  • Bring in your vehicle and the information, in person, to:

Collision Reporting Centre
135 Princess Street West, North Bay
Telephone: 705-497-1600
For office hours and more information, visit: http://northbaypolice.ca/services/collision-reporting

Exchange the following information:

  • your driver’s licence;
  • your vehicle ownership;
  • your insurance liability card;
  • the involved vehicle so photos of any damage can be taken;
  • the other driver’s information (driver’s name, address, phone number and driver’s licence number; vehicle owner’s name, address, and phone number, if different from driver; vehicle’s plate number; name of insurance company and policy number.); and
  • the witness’s information, if applicable (name, address and phone number).