Lethbridge man arrested in connection with hit and run collision

Lethbridge Regional Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with a hit and run collision early Sunday morning that resulted in life-threatening injuries to a 45-year-old cyclist.

 On Jan. 26, 2014 at approximately 2:49 a.m. a passerby contacted police after observing an injured male lying in the northbound lanes of the Stafford Drive overpass. Upon arrival police located a 45-year-old male cyclist who was the victim of a hit and run collision. The male was initially transported to Chinook Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries and later airlifted to Calgary Foothills Hospital. He remains in Foothills Hospital in critical condition.

 On Jan. 28, 2014 a 30-year-old male attended the police station in relation to the hit and run collision and was subsequently arrested. Police have also seized the man’s vehicle.

 Investigation in the matter ongoing and police would still like to speak to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident or has any other information about the collision. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

 Charges are pending against the 30-year-old male.