The Austin Police Department is searching for an individual who struck a juvenile bicyclist with her vehicle Monday afternoon and left the scene without leaving information.
Chief of Police Dave McKichan reported that a 13-year-old girl was riding her bike at approximately 2:48 p.m. Monday afternoon when she was struck by a car at the intersection of 10th Drive and 5th Place Southeast. The driver, described as an older white female, did stop to ask if the girl was okay, but did not remain on scene or give her information to the girl. Chief McKichan stated that the 13-year old was able to walk to a family friend’s home with her inoperable bicycle, and her injuries consisted of road rash to her arms and bruising on her leg.
McKichan went on to state that video of the accident was recovered from a nearby homeowner, and the vehicle involved was described as a small, blue crossover-style SUV. The Austin Police Department is looking to identify the driver in the case and discuss the accident with them. Anyone with information can call the Austin Police Department’s non-emergency line at 507-437-9400 ext. 1.