Thursday, April 2, 2020

Info sought after Ridgetown crash

Todd William Bailey (Facebook)

Police are looking for information after a crash in downtown Ridgetown.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials say on Tuesday, May 23, at 3:12 a.m. officers responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the area of Main Street and Albert Avenue in Ridgetown.

A vehicle had struck the storefront of Vern’s Century Barber Shop, causing considerable damage to both the vehicle and the building.

The estimated total damage value is $50,000.

Upon arrival of police, there was no one inside the vehicle and the investigation remains on-going.

Injuries sustained by the driver are unknown at this time.

Through investigation, police learned that a man in a light coloured pick-up truck was briefly parked within the Foodland parking lot on Tuesday, May 23 at approximately 3:12 a.m., around the same time the collision occurred.

This man, who is a potential witness, was observed approaching the driver involved in the collision to check on his well-being.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they would like to speak with the man, the potential witness, who approached the driver involved in the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Greg Dilliott at gregoryd@chatham-kent.ca or at 519-436-6600 extension #87278.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


– Photo credit: Todd William Bailey on Facebook

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