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BPD Searches for Hit and Run Suspect

BEND, OR -- Bend Police are searching for the vehicle involved in a hit and run, Tuesday afternoon. Officers were dispatched to an injury crash in the 2000 block of NE Highway 20 in Bend, at about 4:25 p.m. When officers arrived, they found an injured 15-year-old bicyclist. 

The bicyclist was eastbound in the bike lane on an electric bicycle. As he crossed the west driveway of the small shopping plaza that contains Cibelli’s, Allure Nails and Double Tap Firearms, the bicyclist struck the rear passenger side of a vehicle turning into the driveway from the center lane. 

The bicyclist was thrown from his bike, and the driver entered the parking lot, paused, then backed toward the east driveway and exited back onto Highway 20. The victim suffered a dislocated elbow and broken arm. 

Officers reviewed video surveillance footage from a nearby business and determined the suspect vehicle is likely an older model Jeep Grand Cherokee or Ford Escape in a two-tone tan or gold, with darker paint on the bottom half of the SUV. The force of the impact may have resulted in damage to the rear passenger side of the vehicle, and it’s extremely unlikely the driver would not have known a collision occurred. It is a crime to leave the scene of a motor vehicle accident without providing your information to those involved. 

Bend Police asks anyone who may have information about this accident or the suspect vehicle to please contact the dispatch nonemergency line at 541-693-6911. 

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