Driver sought in hit-and-run accident that paralyzed man

February 16, 2011 10:10:04 AM PST
Authorities are seeking the public's assistance with any information on a hit-and-run accident that paralyzed a man on a bicycle.

On February 7 at approximately 4:15pm, the 67-year-old victim was riding his bicycle eastbound on Southmore Blvd. at the intersection of the South Freeway Service Rd. The unknown suspect, a black female, was driving an SUV traveling southbound on the South Freeway service road. The driver turned eastbound onto Southmore Blvd and struck the victim, seriously injuring him. The suspect fled the scene without waiting on the police or leaving her information.

The suspect is described as a black female between 35 to 45 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 with dark, burgundy shoulder-length hair. The vehicle is described as a 1990 to 2005 champagne or beige SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Tahoe.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.