Clackamas County detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of an SUV they say hit a 60-year-old bicyclist last month, leaving him severely injured, then fled the scene.
The hit-and-run occurred at approximately 7:46 p.m. July 23 on Southeast Sunnyside Road near Southeast Scooter Lane in Damascus.
The suspect vehicle, an SUV believed to be a 2000-2006 Chevy Suburban or Tahoe, hit the 60-year-old Damascus resident while he was riding his bike. The SUV is dark in color, possibly black or dark blue, with aftermarket chrome wheels, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
The bicyclist was somersaulted over the front of the bike and hit the roadway, leaving him with severe head and internal injuries, the sheriff’s office says. The man was transported to OHSU for treatment.
The SUV fled the scene west on Southeast Sunnyside Road. The vehicle may have passenger-side damage, according to investigators, who are trying to identify the driver and are asking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the collision.
Investigators believe the driver of a red pickup truck that passed the crime scene shortly after the bicyclist was hit may have witnessed the crash.
Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form and referencing CCSO case no. 20-015441.
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