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Suspect charged in Trenton hit-and-run that left pedestrian with serious injuries

Photo by Lucas Mulder/Kingstonist.

The Quinte West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say they have made an arrest in a recent hit-and-run collision in Trenton that left a pedestrian with serious injuries.

Police state that on Nov. 17, at around 7:40 p.m., emergency services rushed to the intersection of 2nd Dug Hill Road and Appledene Drive following reports of a vehicle striking a pedestrian and hastily departing the area. The victim, enduring serious injuries, required immediate medical attention and was subsequently transported to Toronto for advanced treatment.

The situation prompted the deployment of OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) and Forensic Identification Services (FIS), who collaborated with Quinte West Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in their response.

Following a thorough investigation, culminating on Nov. 18, police made an arrest in connection to the case.

Dean Potter, a 51-year-old resident of Quinte West, faces a charge of “Failure to stop at an accident resulting in bodily harm.”

This charge has not been proven in court.

The accused was released on bail pending a scheduled appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on Dec. 14.

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