An adult male motorist is facing a charge of attempted murder after a woman known to him was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the Devonshire Mall on Monday morning.
Windsor police said the incident happened in the lot in the east side of the mall property, near the doors of the Cineplex Odeon. Patrol officers responded around 10:50 a.m. to call about an injured pedestrian.
Officers arrived to find an adult female on the pavement, being helped by members of the public.
The woman was conscious but injured. She was taken to hospital for assessment. Her injuries were determined to be life-threatening.
Meanwhile, police spoke with witnesses and learned that the driver of the vehicle that allegedly struck the woman was still at the scene.
The man was arrested without trouble.
Forensics officers and accident reconstruction specialists examined and processed the scene.
Investigators believe the accused and the victim know each other, and that the collision was not a random incident.