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UPDATE: “Serious assault of a pedestrian” being investigated by OPP

UPDATE Oct 21. 2022

Two West Nipissing men are facing serious charges in relation to an assault investigation last Sunday.

The OPP says officers responded to a 911 call on Highway 64 at 2:30 in the morning, where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. Police say the pedestrian was then assaulted by the vehicle’s occupants who then left the scene prior to police arrival.

A 40-year-old and a 28-year-old are both facing an attempt to commit murder charge, along with charges for uttering threats, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.

Both accused have been remanded into custody and will appear in North Bay court in October.

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Ontario Provincial Police are investigating what they are calling a “serious assault of a pedestrian” on Highway 64 in West Nipissing.  

Nipissing West OPP say a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and then assaulted by the people in the vehicle around 2:30 am on October 16, 2022. 

Police say the pedestrian was transported to a local hospital, with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

OPP report the highway was closed in both directions for approximately three hours while the Traffic Incident Management Enforcement Team processed the scene. 

Investigators believe there is no imminent threat to public safety, but the OPP reminds members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times.

If anyone has any information regarding this investigation, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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