Hit-and-run: Fort Wayne Police searching for driver who hit cyclist, drove off

Police say the driver of the car stopped, walked to the bicyclist, and then drove off.

Posted: Sep 29, 2019 9:46 AM
Updated: Sep 29, 2019 9:48 AM

Fort Wayne Police are looking for the driver of a car who hit a bicyclist, briefly checked on her as she lie in the road with life-threatening injuries, and then drove off early Sunday morning. 

The crash happened just before 1 a.m. at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Jackson Street. 

Police say a woman was riding her bike south on Jackson when she might not have stopped at a stop sign. Witnesses told police a black car heading west on Washington struck the bicycle. 

Police say the driver got out of the car, walked to the bicycle, returned to his car and drove off. 

The woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition. 

The driver is described as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s. He wore basketball shorts and a T-shirt. 

Police say the car is possible a Dodge Charger. The vehicle may be missing a mirror. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP. 

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