Hit-and-run car last seen turning onto Strader Rd.

The SD&G OPP sign at detachment headquarters in Long Sault. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

SOUTH DUNDAS — The hit-and-run car that struck and seriously injured Ashley Coles was last seen turning onto Strader Rd. after leaving the 24-year-old victim lying in a Shannette Rd. snowbank on Sunday.

The tidbit of additional information about the absconding driver’s getaway route comes from the SD&G OPP, which continues to investigate.

Based on information provided by a witness, the detachment describes the involved vehicle as a small black (but possibly dark blue) four-door car. It also had oval-type headlights, which may indicate a newer model vehicle.

Police acknowledge that Coles suffered “serious non-life threatening” injuries when she was hit while waiting for a ride at the end of a driveway on Shannette Rd. shortly before 6 p.m. on Jan. 7. She may not walk again, her mother’s boyfriend told NVN yesterday. Suffering a cracked spine, badly broken hip and a broken foot, Coles’ underwent surgery yesterday at the Ottawa Hospital. She was initially transported to Winchester District Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The Google map below shows where the southbound hit-and-run motorist turned onto Strader Rd. The black or dark blue vehicle was last seen on that road.

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