UPDATE: Redcliff RCMP Identify Medicine Hat Male Charged for Hit and Run of Cyclist

Redcliff, Alberta – Charges have now been laid in the July 8, 2019 hit and run of a cyclist on Highway 1 near Medicine Hat. 34 year old Daniel Leger of Medicine Hat has been charged under Section 320.16(2) of the Criminal Code for Failing to Stop After an Accident which resulted in Bodily Harm.

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This charge carries with it the potential for a fine of up to $1000, imprisonment up to 14 years, or both. Daniel Leger has been released for court in Medicine Hat on August 7, 2019.

Redcliff RCMP executed a search warrant earlier this week in Medicine Hat to seize the suspected vehicle, a 2005 Black GMC Sierra pick-up truck.

The condition of the cyclist, who remains in hospital in Calgary, is unchanged.



Update on High and Run of Cyclist

Redcliff, Ab. – Redcliff RCMP have now located and arrested a male in relation to the hit and run collision involving a cyclist on the Trans-Canada Highway on Monday, July 8, 2019 at approximately 9:00 pm. More information will be forthcoming once charges are formally sworn.

Background:

July 9, 2019

Redcliff RCMP Seek Public Assistance Regarding Injury Hit and Run

On July 8th, 2019 at approximately 9:00 pm, Redcliff RCMP responded to a Hit and Run incident on Highway 1 just East of Medicine Hat. A male cyclist was who had been westbound was struck and left on the side of the road until a motorist came upon him and called 911. The cyclist was rushed to Hospital in life-threatening condition, and has been air-lifted to Calgary.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Redcliff RCMP at (403)548-2288 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

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