Man Opens Car Door As eBike Rides By

Thursday December 6th, 2012

Posted at 11:41am

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Windsor Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who opened his vehicle door in the path of an eBike on University Avenue West.

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon around 1:30pm. Windsor Police were flagged down by two people near the Tim Horton’s on University Avenue West. A female was standing by an eBike and a male was bent over slightly holding his knee. Investigation revealed that a grey sedan had been parked along the South curb of University facing East. The female was driving the eBike East on University in the bike lane.

A lone male occupant of a parked sedan suddenly opened the driver’s door of his vehicle.

The edge of the door impacted on the male eBike passenger’s right knee cap, slicing it open. Officers requested an ambulance for the male passenger and he was transported to hospital for stitches. The occupant of the parked vehicle left the scene Westbound on University Avenue West.

The suspect is described as male white, short black hair, fair skinned, 6′ tall, medium build, grey jacket. The description of the vehicle is that it was a newer sedan similar to a Ford 500, grey in colour.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call Windsor Police Traffic Branch at (519)-255-6700 ex# 4211 or anonymously to crime stoppers at (519)-258-TIPS (8477)

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