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Charges laid in Lowertown e-scooter hit and run

A 34-year-old man is facing charges including careless driving causing bodily harm.
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Ottawa Police Service cruiser. Mike Vlasveld/ CityNews

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. 

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