Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a driver who struck a cyclist early this morning and fled, leaving the injured biker bleeding, with a broken leg and shattered teeth, on the side of the road.
The accident happened overnight on West Worthsville Road, west of U.S. 31, near the entrance to Summerfield Place subdivision. The driver sped up while leaving the scene.
Police are looking for a dark-colored or black American made full-size pickup truck with a lift kit, blue lights where the yellow turn signals should be and a loud exhaust. Anyone with information is asked to call the Greenwood Police Department anonymous tip line at 317-865-0300 or use the Police Connect portal on the city’s website at www.greenwood.in.gov.
A passenger may have been in the vehicle, witnesses told Greenwood police.
Cyclist Jonathan Kim told police he was riding westbound shortly before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday when a truck hit him from behind and kept driving, turning south on County Road 75W on the other side of the subdivision.
Witnesses saw or heard the crash and told police they also saw the truck turn onto the county road and then heard it accelerate as it left the scene, according to a Greenwood police report.
Police found Kim’s teeth laying in the roadway and suspected he had a broken leg, and medics took him to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, according to the Greenwood Police Department report.
He was riding an expensive specialized-brand carbon fiber bike with the lights on.
Police collected a torn piece of tire tread likely left by the suspect’s vehicle, pieces of Kim’s broken bicycle and other evidence and debris left scattered, such as the rear bicycle tire found further down the road and possible pieces broken off of the suspect’s vehicle, the report said. Officers documented the marks left on the roadway by the vehicle’s tires.
The investigation is ongoing.