A 44-year-old Oshawa man is facing a string of charges in connection with an April hit-and-run in Whitchurch-Stouffville that left a cyclist with serious injuries.

The 33-year-old male cyclist was travelling along York-Durham Line near Wagg Road on the morning of April 30 when a tow truck struck him from behind and then fled the scene.

At the time, police described the vehicle as an older black tow truck with dual wheels at the rear and “FREE TOW AND SCRAP” written in white lettering on the sides of the vehicle.

George Maxwell is charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm, failure to remain causing bodily harm, failure to report, driving while disqualified and driving while under suspension.

Police say Maxwell is being held in custody while he awaits a bail hearing.

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