Police are looking for a suspicious vehicle in downtown Austin hit and run

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department is looking for a wanted suspect in connection with a hit-and-run in downtown Austin that occurred on March 11, according to an APD news release.

Shortly before 7:00 p.m., according to police, APD officers responded to an incident between an unknown vehicle and a cyclist near Guadalupe Street and Nelray Boulevard.

According to preliminary investigations, the cyclist was traveling east on Nelray Boulevard when the driver of an unidentified vehicle driving north on Guadalupe Street passed a stop sign and ran into the cyclist.

The driver of the vehicle, who was not identified by police on Monday, stopped briefly but left the area without checking on the victim or calling 911, the statement said. The driver left the scene through the parking lot at 5426 Guadalupe St., police said.

The victim was taken to Dell Children’s Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and has since been released, according to police.

The suspect vehicle is described below:

  • Maybe an SUV or Crossover style
  • White or silver in colour

Anyone with information about the driver or description of the vehicle can tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or by calling (512) 472-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 may be available for any information leading to an arrest.

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