Police looking for person who struck, killed bike rider


Family members said Walter Amey loved to bike and run, and was well liked in the neighborhood.

ATLANTA - Police are looking for the person that struck and killed a man with a car in northwest Atlanta late Saturday night.

Atlanta police said Walter Amey, 54, was riding his bike along Abner Place just before 9 p.m. Saturday when he was struck by a car.

Accident investigation teams went to the scene to try and piece together what happened.

A neighbor in the area told Channel 2's Alina Machado she heard the incident and went outside to see what was going on.

"Like something, something fell. That's what I thought had happened, something fell," the woman said, asking not to be identified. "The only thing I saw the paramedics out there and I saw the police cars out there. I started wondering what happened and I saw the young man lying on the ground."

Family members told Channel 2’s Rachel Stockman that Amey was biking home from a friend’s house when he was struck.

"Everybody knew him. Everybody loved him. I just can't see how anybody could just leave him like that," Amey's daughter, Monica Amey, said.

They described Amey as a very athletic man who loved to bike and run, and was well liked in the neighborhood.

“I know everybody has a conscience and I would ask them to at least come forward, say what you did. There is an innocent man who had family, a daughter, and he was taken,” Monica Amey said.

Atlanta police were trying to figure out if speed was also a factor in the incident.

Amey was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.