Calls from members of the public have assisted police in identifying a suspect to a hit and run on the Monaro Highway last week (Thursday, June 30) where a cyclist was struck by a car.
About 7.30pm a 58-year-old Jerrabomberra man was cycling home when he was struck by a vehicle travelling in the southbound lane of the Monaro Highway. The man was thrown from his bike and the offending vehicle fled the scene.
After receiving calls from the public, members from ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) were able to identify a 40-year-old Bredbo man as a suspect to the hit and run.
Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations Jeff Knight said that the information provided by the public was crucial in identifying the alleged offender.
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“This again highlights the fact that there are times when police rely on assistance from the public to help solve crimes. If members of the public had decided to not call police on this occasion, we would still be looking for the offender and there’s every chance this hit and run would go unsolved,” he said.
The man is expected to be charged in relation to the matter and will face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.