Hunt on for hit-and-run driver after Lawrenceville bicyclist hospitalized

A bicyclist was severely injured in a hit-and-run crash near the Lawrenceville police station late last month. Investigators are now searching for the driver who fled.

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A bicyclist was severely injured in a hit-and-run crash near the Lawrenceville police station late last month. Investigators are now searching for the driver who fled.

Lawrenceville police are searching for a driver who struck a bicyclist during an early morning crash last week and fled the scene.

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. July 28 near the Lawrenceville Police Department at the intersection of Scenic Highway and Jackson Street, police said in a news release.

Officers found the bicyclist unconscious with severe injuries. The rider, who police did not identify publicly, was taken to Northside Gwinnett Hospital.

Witnesses said the vehicle was dark colored; investigators believe it may be a charcoal gray Jeep. The vehicle fled north in the direction of East Crogan Street after the crash, according to police.

The suspect’s vehicle should have damage to its front end, hood and possibly the windshield, according to the release.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lt. Dale Haney with the Lawrenceville Police Department’s accident investigation unit at 770-670-5061 or via email at dhaney@lawrencevillepd.com.