Victim identified in hit-and-run crash at Pike and Denver
GOSHEN, Ind. -- Goshen police are still looking for the driver who hit a man Tuesday night, then took off.
33-year-old Wisconsin man Michael Griggs is in critical condition.
He was the pedestrian hit at the intersection of Pike and Denver just after 9 o’clock Tuesday evening.
Police say that Griggs was actually hit by two vehicles, and one of those drivers fled the scene.
Crash reports obtained by ABC57 explain witnesses’ accounts of the incident.
According to the reports, witnesses say Griggs stumbled into the road and appeared to be intoxicated.
One witness stopped on Denver facing north got out of his car to get the man out of the road. Police reports say Griggs became confrontational with the witness and fell in the road. Moments later, the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle moments later by a driver heading east on Pike Street.
Another witness had the same account.
Griggs was airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne with serious head and internal injuries.
Police say so far, there is no useful surveillance video from surrounding businesses.
According to the report, the driver who hit the pedestrian and stayed on scene pulled into a nearby gas station to wait for authorities. That driver has not been arrested or issued any citations.
As of now, police don’t have a suspect or a description of the vehicle that left the scene. According to police reports, the only identifiers on the vehicle that fled would be front end damage.