Storm Wreaks Havoc on Windsor: Erratic Driver Wanted for Hit & Run

Sunday June 6th, 2010

Posted at 1:14am

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A Veteran Cab sits with its hood crumped after striking a pole on McDougall Avenue (photo: Owen Wolter)

By Aric Aczel

A pickup truck was involved in a hit and run south of the intersection of Wyandotte and McDougall around 12:30am Sunday morning. The pickup struck a Veteran Cab, sending the cab into a nearby lightpole.  Police on scene report that the truck sped off, ran several red lights, and then allegedly went the wrong way on a one way street.

The vehicle was reported to have hood damage. It was last seen heading eastbound at University and Aylmer at 12:46am.

This is just a summary of some of the many events that occurred during the storm which occurred  Saturday night:

Around 11:25pm, a bolt of lighting struck ground and started a bush fire on the EC Row, just east of Banwell. Around the same time, another bolt of lightening struck the roof of a home in the west end, causing heavy property damage.

(photo: Owen Wolter)

Around 11:30pm, the roadways became so heavily flooded near Drouillard and Wyandotte that several cars stalled and the drivers became trapped in their cars.

At 11:38pm, a vehicle rolled over on EC Row on ramp at Howard and landed on its roof. The two occupants inside suffered non-life threatening injuries.

A tornado warning was also issued around 11:30pm for the Essex-County area.

(with files from Owen Wolter)

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