Car hits bicyclist, then drives off; Couple now searching for driver

Car hits bicyclist, then drives off; Couple now searching for driver

Hit-and-run bicyclist in Atlanta

ATLANTA — A husband and wife are asking for help catching a driver who ran her over and then took off.

Surveillance video from a nearby home captured the moment of impact.

Channel 2 Action News spoke to the husband and wife, who are avid bike riders. The crash happened June 29 as the Warrens were riding their bikes to an Atlanta United game.

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They were in their Kirkwood neighborhood on Hosea L. Williams Drive at around 4:45 p.m. when the car hit Valerie.

“I had no idea that I was about to get hit,” Valerie Warren said.

She said she doesn’t remember being hit but when she woke up in the hospital, she had broken bones in her head, ribs and collarbone.

“I was just kind of freaked out, and then the fact she wasn’t moving,” David Warren said.

Valerie spent two days at a hospital with broken bones, and bleeding in her brain.


Valerie and her husband say Atlanta police has videos, pictures and a tag number of the car that hit her, but there are still no arrests.

“All of the investigating they’ve done so far has still led to nothing, which means somebody is hiding,” Valerie Warren said.

When Valerie got home, her husband started to collect surveillance videos in the area. He even found one of the car speeding through a nearby neighborhood speed bump while getting away.

“It’s very frustrating, that’s why we've been so persistent,” Valerie Warren said.

They're both taking time off of work, but they've been busy.

They’re raising enough money for a $5,000 reward before someone else is hurt too.

“People who are not paying attention to the road are a danger to everybody in the community,” David Warren said.

The reward is for information that can lead to the driver's conviction. Anyone with information is urged to call Atlanta police or Crimestoppers at 404-577-TIPS.