Police describe Sunday two-vehicle incident as ‘messy’

Pickup truck driver charged with careless driving

Photo provided by Sarnia Police.

Sarnia Police are calling it a “messy” collision, the result of a Sunday evening crash involving two vehicles in the area of Exmouth Street and Elizabeth Avenue.

The event occurred at about 9:50 p.m., when a man travelling westbound in the curb lane of Exmouth was said to have been hit by a pickup truck heading in the same direction.

The driver of the pickup lost control of his vehicle, mounting the curb and striking a hydro pole, which snapped in half. Two city signs were also struck, causing damage and garbage to be scattered.

While the pickup truck then sped away, the suspect pickup returned as officers were doing their investigation. Police say the damage to the pickup was consistent to the damage at the scene.

In the end, the 18-year-old male driver of the pickup truck was charged with careless driving and for failing to report damage to property on highway.

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