Hit and run crash injures a motorcyclist

Photo Courtesy: Dowagiac Police

DOWAGIAC, Mich. -- Police were dispatched to a hit and run crash on Spruce Street at approximately 2:43 p.m. on Monday that injured a motorcyclist, officials say.

Police say a vehicle travelling south on Spruce Street, near State Road, went to change lanes and caused a motorcyclist, also travelling south on Spruce Street, to swerve and crash.

The motorcyclist was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital in critical condition and then airlifted to Kalamazoo Ascension Borgess Hospital for further treatment.

Police describe the vehicle that left the scene of the crash as an early 2000’s full-Sized Chevy Suburban, tan or gold in color and was last seen travelling west on M-62 from Dowagiac.

The picture for this story was captured on surveillance video and is believed to be the vehicle at question, police say.

Witnesses of the crash described the driver of that vehicle as a white woman with brown hair.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information on the missing vehicle is asked to call Dowagiac Police at 269-782-9743 or the Cass County Tip Line at 800-462-9328. 

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