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2014-02-07 at NOON

Truck driver involved in north-side collision sought

By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com
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Thunder Bay Police are looking for the driver of a pick-up truck involved in a collision at Clarkson and Windsor streets on Thursday afternoon.

Police say the driver of the pick-up did stop and had a conversation with the driver of a green Chevrolet Uplander also involved in the collision, but did not leave his name or other information needed for the police report.

Drivers involved in collisions where the combined damage tops $1,000 are required by law to file a report with police.

On a related note, police say they’re noticing a rash of hit-and-run collisions in parking lots and on other private property.

By not leaving contact information or taking off, vehicle owners are often stuck with paying the deductible portion of their insurance claims.

“This can be a very difficult thing for anyone on a fixed or limited income,” said Traffic Sgt. Glenn Porter in a release.

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Kidknapp says:
The hit and runs are proof of "lack of respect". Drivers need to grow up and take responsibility for their actions!
2/7/2014 3:02:43 PM
ring of fire dude says:
Hit and runs are proof that people cannot afford insurance , taxes and McWages . But yes , they do need to grow up and be responsible .
2/7/2014 5:10:16 PM
mystified says:
I totally agree.
A big part of the problem is people wanting to live like the Smiths' or Jones' and found out that the income doesn't really go as far as the dream.
I can't afford higher insurance, I run.
2/7/2014 5:41:57 PM
enos012 says:
'Drivers involved in collisions where the combined damage tops $1,000 are required by law to file a report with police.' Since when are people qualified to estimate this. The smallest ding now can coast as much not including what mechanical damage or frame etc that isn't even seen with the untrained eye.
2/7/2014 8:00:09 PM
Today1 says:
Just noticing a rash of unreported hit and runs in parking lots. The next thing that they may notice is , everyone runs stop signs and red lights, including themselves.
2/7/2014 10:15:46 PM
Miles August says:
People on these boards are too funny. Both drivers involved got out and had a discussion. they agreed it wasn't anything more than a fender bender. unfortunately it costs over $1000 to change a headlight on a newer vehicle so its considered worthy of a police report. I'm willing to bet neither driver really believes any of the police/insurance involvement is necessary
2/8/2014 3:11:26 AM
SG says:
Wonder if they were out of province plates - uninsurable? Lack of license in Ontario? Go out of province and then come back. Happened to a friend of mine, hit by someone with an Alberta license plate. They took off.
2/8/2014 9:37:03 AM
bacon says:
They should just change the law to all collisions should be reported to the police. But God forbid if the police have to deal with some extra paperwork.
2/10/2014 10:03:18 AM
skycase says:
How is it a hit and run when both people get out and talkwith each other? Miles August is right. If both people don't think it's going be a big deal some people wouldn't think of giving out info. Should have could have would have.
2/11/2014 9:56:12 AM
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