Authorities said they’ve found the vehicle used in a hit-and-run involving a bicyclist Sunday in Lawrenceville.
Officials said a Jeep hit a cyclist at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and 34th Street around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
The cyclist, whose name has not been released, was taken to Allegheny General Hospital. The 23-year-old victim is still in critical condition.
Police said the victim was wearing a helmet, and it likely saved his life.
Authorities said officers have interviewed the owner of the Jeep, but he has not been arrested. The owner told officers that he knew he hit something, but didn’t know what.
“This is a pretty serious case and we get a lot of these hit-and-runs. He said he didn’t realize he hit something, but if you look at the damage he knew he hit something,” Police Sgt. Dan Connolly said.
According to police, the incident is still under investigator and authorities are still working on accident reconstruction.
Officials said the process is lengthy, but they expect charges to be filed eventually.
“We don’t know if the bike was lodged in the Jeep and it came off on its own or if the driver stopped and took the bike off his Jeep and put it to the side,” Connolly said.
Connolly said the driver is in his 20s, but did not release his name.