FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Fort Collins police is asking for help in locating a hit and run suspect.

On Wednesday at about 6:09 p.m. police responded to an accident involving 21-year-old Colorado State University student who was riding a bicycle and a vehicle on the corner of Laurel and Shields streets.

(credit: Fort Collins Police)

(credit: Fort Collins Police)

According to police the vehicle struck Patterson when he turned in front of it while both were traveling north on Shields. He was not wearing a helmet.

The driver is described as a white female, between 25 and 30 years of age, with straight long dark hair. The female is approximately 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-7 inches tall, and weighs between 175 and 200 pounds. Her clothing was described as a pink and orange shirt under a white cardigan sweater, and blue jeans.

Witnesses told police the driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene and exited the vehicle for a short period of time before getting back in the vehicle and leaving the scene of the accident.

An ambulance took Patterson to Medical Center of the Rockies where he was being treated for serious injuries.

The vehicle is described as a white sedan with black door handles. Damage to the vehicle is likely minor, but is expected to be on the left front corner of the vehicle.

Additional Resources

Fort Collins police released the following information about this case in a bulletin.

Fort Collins Police Services requests the community’s assistance in locating the suspect in this case. If you have information about the vehicle or suspect in this case, please contact Officer Drew Jurkofsky at 970-221-6555


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