On July 1, 2022, at approximately 2:26 P.M., Three Hills RCMP was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision in Trochu, Alberta involving a dirt bike and pedestrian. Police determined the dirt bike had struck a pedestrian on Elevator Road and the rider fled the scene. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital. Police located the rider of the dirt bike at a nearby residence, where he was subsequently arrested.

Police obtained a search warrant for the detached garage of the residence and located and seized a 2015 KTM XCW dirt bike, which had been involved in the collision. The RCMP Auto Theft Unit later examined the dirt bike and determined it was stolen from Calgary.

Three Hills RCMP has charged 31-year-old Calgary resident Christopher Ferguson with several offences, some of which include failure to stop after an accident resulting in bodily harm, possession of property obtained by crime under $5000, driving an Off-Highway vehicle on a highway without authorization, as well as driving uninsured Off-Highway vehicle.

Ferguson was released on conditions to appear in Drumheller Provincial Court on August 19.

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