Greater Sudbury Police are asking for the public's assistance to locate two drivers — one is a motorcycle driver who fled the scene of an accident and the other the driver of a dirt bike who failed to stop for officers.
Although both incidents involve the drivers of two-wheeled vehicles, they are not related, say police.
In the first incident, which occurred at around 9:20 p.m. May 12, a motorcycle and a vehicle collided on Second Avenue just north of Donna Drive.
A man driving a yellow sport-style motorcycle lost control and collided with a Jeep Renegade that was travelling south on Second Avenue.
The driver of the motorcycle did not remain at the scene after the collision, instead fleeing north towards The Kingsway.
The driver of the Jeep was not injured, but the vehicle sustained damage to the rear door.
The man driving the motorcycle is described as being around 35 to 45 years of age. The motorcycle would have damage consistent with being dropped on a roadway and the rider may be experiencing some injuries as a result of the collision.
The second incident, which took place at 5:52 p.m. May 16, involved police attempting to pull over a dirt bike on Drummond Street after noticing the vehicle had no licence plate.
The dirt bike failed to stop for police and accelerated away at a high rate of speed.
The rider turned the bike around, heading east on Lasalle Boulevard, then back onto Drummond Street and made his way to the walking trail off of Grandview Boulevard, where officers lost sight of the vehicle.
The bike is described as having a bright yellow body with purple front and rear fenders. The rider was wearing a motocross style helmet with goggles. He had a backpack on and appeared to be wearing camouflage clothing.
The rider showed no regard for safety or for other motorists on the roadway, a press release said.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to phone the police's traffic management unit at 705-675-9171, ext. 2413.
You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 705-222-TIPS, or online at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com.