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Published on May 29, 2024
Austin Police Seek Witnesses in Search for Hit-and-Run Suspect Vehicle After Scooter Rider InjuredSource: Google Street View

The Austin Police Department is on the hunt for a vehicle that hit a scooter and fled, leaving the rider injured in the process. The hit-and-run occurred on East Anderson Lane WB on the morning of May 20 and the authorities are now appealing for witnesses. In a plea for public assistance, the APD is asking anyone with information about a black, late-model Chevy or GMC pick-up to step forward, as reported by the City of Austin.

The collision took place, at around 11:29 a.m., according to a press release issued by the APD. The scooter's rider was promptly taken to a local hospital and thankfully, was listed with non-life-threatening injuries. However, the driver responsible for the crash chose to leave the scene, prompting a citywide search for the suspect vehicle.

Witnesses to the crash or anyone with relevant information on the black pick-up truck have been urged to contact the APD's Highway Enforcement Investigations Unit. As per the City of Austin, he department has provided a contact number, 512-974-5789, and encourages anyone who might help to reach out. The details given in the press release have been widely circulated in the hope that someone will come forward.