Woman charged with impaired driving in fatal hit-and-run of cyclist in Brampton

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Published July 3, 2023 at 6:55 pm

A woman is facing impaired driving charges after she allegedly fatally struck a cyclist and tried to flee the scene of the crash in Brampton.

Peel Regional Police allege the woman hit the male cyclist at an intersection shortly after 9:30 a.m. on July 2.

Peel Const. Sarah Patten alleges the woman then left the scene in her car, driving on the wrong side of the road before sideswiping another vehicle and coming to a stop.

Patten says the woman, who is in her late 20s or early 30s, then attempted to flee on foot before being located by police a short distance from the scene of the accident.

The cyclist, also in his late 20s or early 30s, was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition, where he later died of his injuries.

The woman has been charged with impaired driving, but Patten says further charges are expected to be laid once police complete their investigation.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 3, 2023.

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