Cranbrook police are asking for the public's help in an ongoing investigation.
The Cranbrook RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a hit and run driver who caused an 18-year-old cyclist to crash his bike and break his arm.
On July 17, 2012 at approximately 8:19 a.m. the Cranbrook RCMP were called to the intersection of 1st St S and 9th Ave S in which a cyclist had crashed his bike and broken his arm.
The resulting police investigation determined that the 18-year-old cyclist had been riding westbound on 9th Ave S, in a lawful manner, when a beige Jeep travelling north on 1st Street S. drove through the intersection without stopping for the stop sign.
The cyclist was forced to brake hard, which catapulted him over the handlebars and onto the road.
Luckily the cyclist was wearing a helmet which limited his injuries to a broken arm, requiring surgery to repair undetermined hand injuries and a bad case of road-rash.
The police investigation determined that there was a blonde-haired woman near the intersection at the time, who would have seen the accident.
The Cranbrook RCMP are requesting that this person or anyone else call the detachment with any information they may have.
The Cranbrook RCMP would like to remind cyclists to wear their approved helmets when out on the roads and be aware of the traffic around them.
Motorists are asked to drive with care and to watch for pedestrians. Drivers are reminded that they also share the road with cyclists.
If anyone has any additional information about this or any other crime they can call the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or East Kooteney Crimestoppers (1-800-222-TIPS).