Kitchener man charged in hit-and-run that injured cyclist

WELLINGTON NORTH – Police have charged a Kitchener man in connection with a hit and run last week that left a teen cyclist with serious injuries.

On May 31 at about 8:20pm, emergency crews responded to the incident on the north side of Highway 89.

“It was determined that a 15-year-old was riding their bicycle westbound along the side of the roadway on Highway 89 when they were struck by a motor vehicle from behind,” stated a June 1 press release from the Wellington County OPP.

“As a result, the rider was ejected from the bicycle and suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries.

“He was transported to a local area hospital and then transferred a Hamilton hospital for further treatment.”

Raymon E. Hamblin, 85, of Kitchener, was charged with failing to stop at an accident resulting in bodily harm, police announced on June 9.

He is to appear in Guelph court at a later date.

“The OPP would like to thank those members of the public who assisted by providing information to investigators,” police stated.