Richmond police seek help identifying hit-and-run suspect

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Richmond police seek help identifying hit-and-run suspect
Photo courtesy of the Richmond Police Department

Do you recognize this vehicle?

Richmond police have released a video surveillance image of a vehicle suspected in a hit and run collision that injured a pedestrian at Cutting Boulevard and S. 35th Street at about 8:51 p.m. on Feb. 16.

Officers responding to the scene that day located a female suffering from broken bones and lacerations, police said. The female, a Richmond resident, was crossing the street using the crosswalk when she was struck by a newer model black Honda Accord.

“Initial reports indicate the vehicle sustained damage to the drivers side front bumper area, according to the report. “The driver was described as a middle aged, possible African American female, approx. 5’2″ tall, approx. 150 lbs wearing a black sweatshirt.”

The suspect fled the scene and was involved in another collision with a vehicle near Cutting Blvd and S. 37th Street, and then fled south on S. 37th Street, police said.

A surveillance camera near the crash scene captured the vehicle, which has a sunroof, and driver.

“We are asking for your help in identifying the involved vehicle and driver,” police said. “If you think you recognize this vehicle or person, or a vehicle or person matching this description, please contact Richmond PD Traffic Investigator Jon Platzner. He can be contacted at 510-621-1587 or at jplatzner@richmondpd.net.”

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