RPD: Hit and Run InvestigationPosted: Updated:
The Richland Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the driver from a hit-and-run accident that occurred on 8/13/13 at approximately 1030 AM in the area of Lee between Thayer and Snow. A skateboarder was crossing eastbound at the intersection when a car turned from westbound Lee into the intersection and either collided with or caused the skateboarder to fall. The driver was apparently using a cell phone at the time of the accident. The driver contacted the victim and offered the victim a ride and offered to give the victim money. The driver stated they could not stay because she had to pick up her children at a daycare. The victim road away with numerous scrapes and bruises, but soon went to the emergency room and was found to have sustained some significant injuries. The driver never called for police assistance and never identified herself to the victim. The suspect vehicle is a silver or gray early to late 2000 model Mercedes Benz 4 door sedan, possibly a C class. The vehicle has tinted windows and after-market rims. The driver is described as a white or Hispanic female with dark hair and dark eyes. She is believed to be in her late 20s to early 30s and is approximately 5-06 to 5-07 in height and about 120 pounds. Any information or witnesses to the collision should contact Corporal Erik Lundquist at the Richland Police Department at 942-7716.