Bedford PD: Driver runs over motorcyclist, drives off

Police in Bedford are looking for the person who hit a motorcycle rider and dragged him for several feet.

The driver didn't stop, and police hope surveillance footage will help close the case.

A distant view of the crash was recorded by a surveillance camera. It shows a car hit the back of a motorcycle and drive completely over him, dragging him out of the view of the camera. Police say that driver never stopped.

"Strikes the rear tire. Because of the circulation of the tire, the vehicle goes airborne slightly and literally drives over the top of the motorcycle and the motorcyclist,” explained Bedford Police Lt. Kirk Roberts. “We just don't have any information as to that would indicate whether this was intentional, something accidental or whether it was a distracted driver. We just don't have any information."

The camera that recorded the impact was mounted at an apartment complex along the northbound service road of 121 just before Harwood Road.

Police say the 22-year-old motorcyclist is hospitalized with serious injuries. They’re hoping for tips to locate the driver and vehicle, believed to be a dark colored Hyundai Elantra possibly a 2006 to 2010 model.

“Hopefully, the owner or the driver of the vehicle will come forward and turn themselves into us,” Roberts said. “We can find out just what was going on."

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bedford Police Department.

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