ATLANTA - Sideswiped by a car and left on the roadway clinging to life, police say they are hoping newly released surveillance video will help led officers to the driver responsible.
"It's obvious that this driver knew that they struck somebody," says Sgt. John Chafee with the Atlanta Police Department. "They even slowed down. So, it's something that's very brazen and certainly concerning."
The hit-and-run crash happened Sunday around 10:20 p.m. along North Avenue near Luckie Street in northwest Atlanta. Atlanta Police said the 58-year-old was riding her moped in the right lane when the suspect’s vehicle swerved into her lane.
A camera at the intersection shows the horrifying moment of impact and the rider and her unit sliding to the ground. The car responsible speeds away.
Several other drivers stop to help the victim until police officers and emergency crews arrive at the scene.
Police say the victim was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital where she remained Friday in critical condition.
Police are hoping someone will recognize the car in the video and contact authorities.
"Anybody that may have been in the area, anybody that may see the vehicle and have it jog their memory say 'you know what, I know a car like that it's got some damage on the side' perhaps anything that may help us with this investigation," says Chafee.
Crime Stoppers is also putting up a $2,000 reward and tipsters can remain anonymous by calling 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at crimestoppersatlanta.org.