Witnesses Sought in Fail to Remain Collision

Posted On Wednesday March 13, 2019

Region of Peel – Investigators from the Major Collision Bureau are seeking witnesses to a fail to remain collision involving a pedestrian that occurred on Monday, March 4, 2019.

Shortly after 7:15 p.m., the victim, 51-year-old Kidist Teffera of Mississauga, was crossing Winston Churchill Boulevard at Bayberry Drive in the City of Mississauga.  While crossing, she was struck by a vehicle turning left; this vehicle failed to stop or offer assistance to Ms Teffera who suffered serious injuries consisting of a broken nose, fractured ribs, a spinal injury and a fractured pelvis.

“I cannot believe that someone could hit a person with a car and leave them helpless on the road.” said Teffera. “I worry that my injuries will affect my ability to continue to assist others in the community through my volunteer work.” she went on to say.

Investigators from the Major Collision Bureau have narrowed their search to the residential area within the boundaries of Winston Churchill Boulevard, Tenth Line, Derry Road and Argentia Road.  Video surveillance in the area has identified the suspect vehicle travelling north from Aspen Avenue to Bayberry Drive, then turn right onto Bayberry Drive and then left onto Winston Churchill Boulevard where it struck Teffera, who was crossing the street with the right of way.  Investigators believe that the vehicle is a small dark SUV similar to a Ford Escape.

“It is sad that a member of our community can be injured in this manner for doing nothing more than crossing the street. We are asking residents in the area to report any vehicles they may have seen, with minor front end damage around March 4 to Peel Regional Police.  We are also appealing to the driver to contact a lawyer and surrender to police.  ” said Detective Sergeant Gary Carty of the Major Collision Bureau. 

Investigators are appealing for anyone with information on this collision as well as those with dash cam footage or surveillance cameras, to call investigators with the Major Collision Bureau at  (905) 453–2121, ext. 3710.  Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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N/R #19-078
Inc. #19-0081943


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