16 Year Old Charged With Hit And Run & Careless Driving

(WEST PERTH, ON) – Police have laid charges in relation to a collision that had occurred in the Municipality of West Perth on July 27 2020.

Just after 12:00 a.m. on July 27 2020, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Perth County Paramedic Services responded to a single vehicle collision on Line 35. A vehicle had left the roadway near a curve, landing on its roof.

The investigation revealed that the driver was uninjured, but had fled the scene prior to police arrival. Two of the three passengers who remained at the scene sustained minor injuries.

As a result, a 16-year-old resident of Stratford has been charged with:

Fail to remain

Fail to report accident

Drive motor vehicle – no licence

Careless driving

The accused has been issued a summons and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford, at a later date, to answer to the charges.

The owner of the vehicle, a 77-year-old Stratford resident, was also charged with:

Permit motor vehicle to be operated without insurance

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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