Hit and Run Injures Moped Driver; Police Say

Columbia police are investigating a hit and run that left a moped driver injured. According to investigators.... a man was found lying on the ground at the 300 block of Sunset Drive Sunday afternoon.

Columbia police are investigating a hit and run collision that injured a moped driver, according to the Columbia Police Department. 

A patrolman found a man lying on the ground at the 300 block of Sunset Drive Sunday afternoon, according to investigators. The man told officers he was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle, causing him to lose control of his moped and slide across the road. 

The 52-year-old victim suffered a broken ankle and several abrasions, police say. He has since been treated and released from a local hospital, according to police.

Investigators say the driver of the vehicle in question did not stop after the collision.

Investigators are working to determine if the incident was captured on surveillance video. In the meantime, police ask anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

  • CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.
  • TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with “TIPSC,” followed by the tip information.
  • LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.

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