Pedestrian hurt, Colorado Springs police looking for motorcycle involved in hit-and-run

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The Colorado Springs Police Department was looking for a motorcycle rider who’s accused of hitting someone crossing the street and driving away Thursday night.

Police said two people were crossing East Platte Avenue at Custer Avenue Thursday around 10:15 p.m. when a motorcycle hit one person and threw them into the air. Officers said the motorcyclist dropped their bike and then picked it up and left.

Officers said the motorcyclist was driving west on Platte in the right lane riding between legally parked cars and traffic when the driver hit the pedestrian.

Police said the person who was hit was taken to the hospital and treated for scratches, bruises and cuts but did not have any serious injuries.

Officers said the driver was wearing a full-face helmet, jeans and possibly a bright colored vest. The police report said the motorcycle is possibly a larger street-legal dirt bike with an orange front fender. Officers said there might be damage to the left side of the bike, possibly on the grip and foot peg.

Anyone with information about this hit-and-run crash is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000.