The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is thanking the public for its help in an investigation into a hit-and-run which left an e-scooter rider seriously injured.
Officers say an e-scooter was crossing Rideau Street at Wurtemburg Street, just west of the Rideau River, at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 17, when it was hit by a vehicle which ran through a red light. The vehicle then fled the scene.
The OPS says Charles Toussaint, 34, of Ottawa is now facing charges, including:
- Failing to Stop after Accident Causing Bodily Harm - Criminal Code
- Fail to Remain at Accident Causing Bodily Harm - Highway Traffic Act
- Careless Driving Causing Bodily Harm – Highway Traffic Act
He was released with conditions and is scheduled to appear in court later this year.