Fort Collins police are searching for a sedan that is white in color and has door handles that are black. The woman driving the vehicle in question was described by witnesses as being 25 to 30 years old, Caucasian, between five-foot-four and five-foot-seven weighing from 175 to 200 pounds with long, straight dark hair. At the time of the hit-and-run car vs. bike accident, she was wearing blue jeans, a white cardigan with a shirt underneath it that is orange and pink.
The preliminary investigation revealed that both the bicycle rider and the car were heading in the same direction when the bike turned into the path of the car and was struck. Witnesses say the driver of the vehicle Fort Collins police are looking for stopped and got out of the car for a short time. She then got back into the car and drove away.
The victim suffered serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital. His current condition is not known. The accident occurred on Nov. 6.
Hopefully, the bicycle rider will make a full recovery. Depending on the nature and extent of his injuries, he could be facing a lengthy recovery and could even be left with permanent damage. Either way, the medical bills are piling up rapidly as are any lost wages. The bicycle rider may file a personal injury claim in the hopes of receiving restitution for the damages he has already incurred, as well as any he will sustain in the future as he struggles to recover from this bike accident.
Source: CBS Denver, Fort Collins Biker Injured In Hit And Run, No author, Nov. 7, 2013