State Patrol seeks help identifying pickup driver who seriously injured motorcylist in hit-and-run

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. - The Colorado State Patrol is asking the public to help identify a hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a motorcyclist last weekend.

At about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, a full-size Dodge pickup truck was traveling on Sheridan Boulevard when the driver turned the wrong way -- westbound onto the eastbound exit ramp from Interstate 76, State Trooper Nate Reid said.

After traveling up the exit ramp, the pickup driver made a U-turn and headed eastbound on I-76, Reid said. While executing the U-turn, the Dodge crossed the right lane and traveled partially into the left lane.

Two motorcycles were traveling eastbound on I-76 in the right lane, Reid said. One of the motorcyclists was able to avoid the Dodge by swerving to the right.

But a man riding the second motorcycle, a 2009 Harley Davidson, was unable to evade the pickup and crashed into the right rear of the Dodge. The Harley rolled onto its right side, ejecting the male rider, Reid said.

The pickup driver stopped on the right shoulder briefly. But the driver didn't get out and took off without providing information or aid to anyone on scene, Reid said.

Investigators say the pickup should have damage to its right rear, including a broken right tail light. It appears as though the front fender of the Harley hit and then went under the back bumper of the truck which dented the top of the Harley's blue fender severely, so there may be blue paint on the truck's bumper. The blue fairing on the motorcycle also hit the back of the truck.

Anyone who has information about the Dodge pickup or its driver is asked to call the Colorado State Patrol at 303-239-4501.

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