June 6, 2012 - Boulder police attempting to identify and locate van driver who hit bicyclist
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Boulder police attempting to identify and locate van driver who hit bicyclist
Police are seeking public help in identifying the driver of a VW van who allegedly hit a female bicyclist before driving away.
The accident happened on May 11 around 3:12 p.m. in the area of Spruce St. and 15th St. The 51-year-old bicyclist was riding northbound on 15th, approaching Spruce St., when a Volkswagen camper van passed her and made a right-hand turn in front of the bicyclist.
The bike rider wasn’t able to stop in time, and hit her head and arm on the back of the van. The victim was wearing a safety helmet at the time of the accident. According to the victim, the female van driver stopped for a moment and told the bicyclist that she hadn’t seen the bicyclist as she was turning. She apologized to the victim and then drove away.
The victim did not call police right away. Later that same evening, the victim began to feel dizzy and ill and called for help. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment of a possible brain injury.
Police are looking for the driver, who is described only as a middle-aged blonde female. The van is described as a bright green Westfalia Volkswagen bus. The roof of the van is beige, and there are louvered windows on the sides. The van appears to have been restored and is in very good condition. The first three digits of the license plate are possibly 5-9-3.
The case number is 12-6335.
The photo below shows a van of a similar description and is included only to assist with identification of the vehicle. This is not the van allegedly involved in the accident.
The second photo (below) shows a surveillance photo of the van believed to have been involved in the accident.
Anyone who recognizes the description of the van is asked to contact Boulder Police Officer Karl Veitch at 303-441-3315. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 July 2012 07:07