One man ended up dead following a hit-and-run incident on early morning of Friday at Davenport Rd., from east side of Lansdowne Ave.
The victim, 35-year-old Tom Samson, was on his way to school riding his bike at around 6:30 in the morning when a westbound minivan hit him. The driver of the minivan fled from the scene.
The impact of the crash sent Samson flying away into the path of a van travelling eastbound. The second van also struck him.
The 63-year-old male driver did not leave the scene.Samson was transported to St. Michael’s Hospital where he eventually perished.
The incident sent the police in search for a red or burgundy colored 1996-2000 Chrysler minivan. The police added that the vehicle will be sporting heavy damages to the front bumper and wheel area.
There is currently no description of the driver available.
Const. Clint Stibbe said that they receive plenty tips of the vehicle’s location.
Samson is an incredible father to two kids and a fantastic husband, as exclaimed by his brother, Dan Samson.
Everyone who knew him is shocked with his demise.He was described to be an excellent, very calm, understanding, and much loved teacher.
In RateMyTeachers.com website, Samson received top marks from all over the board. Advocacy For Respect For Cyclists is planning to hold a memorial for Samson next Friday.
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