Video captures car hit bicyclist; couple raises $5K to find driver

Channel 2 Action News spoke to the husband and wife, who are avid bike riders. The crash happened June 29 as the Warrens were riding their bikes to an Atlanta United game.

It’s been more than two weeks since a driver hit Valerie Warren as she and her husband rode their bikes through their Kirkwood neighborhood.

Atlanta police have videos, pictures and a tag number of the dark-colored Hyundai that struck her June 29 and kept going, according to Channel 2 Action News. But with no arrests in the case, Valerie and David Warren have taken matters into their own hands, the news station reported.

They’ve raised $5,000 for a reward to catch the driver before someone else gets hurt.

“All of the investigating they’ve done so far has still led to nothing, which means somebody is hiding,” Valerie Warren told the news station.

Surveillance video from a nearby home captured the moment of impact.

The couple are avid bike riders and were headed to an Atlanta United game, according to Channel 2. They were in a bike lane on Hosea L. Williams Drive about 4:45 p.m., when the Hyundai hit Warren, the news station reported.

“I was just kind of freaked out, and then the fact she wasn’t moving,” David Warren told Channel 2.

Valerie Warren spent two days at a hospital with broken bones and bleeding in her brain.

She is recovering at home and waiting on an arrest.

“It’s very frustrating,” David Warren said. “That’s why we've been so persistent and consistent on trying to create awareness and pressure.”

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to contact Atlanta police. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for the reward, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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