Motorcyclist sought in Suwannee hit-and-run crash

Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 9:49 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 1:33 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a motorcyclist who hit a pedestrian Monday evening, leaving her with serious injuries.

According to FHP, the incident happened north of Live Oak in Suwannee County shortly before 8 p.m. on Monday.

Connie Denise Harris, 58, of Tallahassee, told troopers she was headed west while walking across the northbound lane of U.S. 129 south of Interstate 10. At the same time, a motorcycle was northbound on U.S. 129, according to Trooper Charles Lee.

The trooper said the motorcycle hit Harris, leaving her with a dislocated foot. Harris was taken to Shands at the University of Florida. The motorcyclist continued north on U.S. 129, according to Lee.

FHP is asking for help from the public to identify the driver and motorcycle involved in the crash.

Investigators said the motorcycle involved is black with raised chrome handle bars and it may have damage to the foot peg, fender, exhaust or undercarriage area. The person driving the motorcycle was wearing dark clothing and a black helmet, according to FHP.

Anyone who may have information about the accident is asked to call the FHP Communications Center in Jacksonville at 800-387-1290.

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