A Camlachie man is facing charges in a hit and run accident which seriously injured a Wyoming cyclist.
Allan Ross was cycling along Lakeshore Road near Mandaumin Sept. 1 between 7:30 pm and 9 pm when he was struck by a pickup truck. Ross, according to social media posts from family and cycling friends, was wearing a helmet but still suffered severe injuries including a broken pelvis, back injuries, and bruised kidneys among other things.
Ross needed surgery in London to repair some of the damage .
Family and friends flooded social media with pictures of a a white Chevy truck asking people to look for a similar vehicle with front end damage. They said the Chevy bow tie emblem and a piece of the grill was left at the scene.
On Sept. 6, Sarnia Police and the OPP recovered a similar pickup in the parking lot of the Sarnia Legion.
Lambton OPP arrested a 34 year-old man Monday at 6:30 pm. Andrew Craig of Camlachie has been charged with careless driving causing bodily harm, failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident.
He’s been released to appear in court at a later date.
OPP are still looking for information, particularly dashcam footage of the accident.
Ross had just completed the Great Cycle Challenge to fight children’s cancer. In a social media post, Ross told friends he biked 604 km in the challenge raising $1,000.
Cycling had become part of Ross’ fitness routine en route to loosing 100 pounds since January saying he love to “challenge” himself with the long distance rides adding he felt cycling was “therapeutic meditation.”