Cyclist seriously hurt in hit-and-run

Police still looking for vehicle
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By Josh Howald

A cyclist is recovering from serious injuries, while police look for the motorist responsible for a Thursday night crash in Huron Twp.

Police said Monday morning they were still looking to speak with the driver of a transport truck and flatbed trailer. The truck will have damage around the passenger side headlight. There is a chance, police said, that the driver may not be aware of the crash.

The incident was reported to the South-Bruce OPP just before 9 p.m., Thursday night. Officers attended the scene, along with Bruce County paramedics and the Ripley Fire Department, and found an injured cyclest in the ditch north of Concession 12. The involved vehicle was not at the crash scene.

Though unconfirmed by police, the man is thought to be Kincardine man Ernie Clifford. He was transported to hospital by ambulance, then airlifted to another hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Concession 12 was closed between Sideroad 20 and Sideroad 25 for several hours for the protection of emergency responders, but has since been re-opened.

The OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Unit, as well as the OPP Forensic Identification Unit are assisting the South-Bruce OPP with this investigation. No vehicle description was issued by police with the initial report. An update was issued Monday morning, appealing to the public for assistance in finding the truck involved.

If you have any information, contact police at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at crimestop-gb.org, where you might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.