Motorcyclist injured in hit-and-run crash Saturday night in Bloomington, Indiana

A 59-year-old Bloomington man was injured when a vehicle turned in front of his motorcycle Saturday in Bloomington, Indiana, according to Bloomington Police Department Captain Ryan Pedigo.

Around 8:41 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2022 the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on the Indiana 45/46 bypass when a woman attempting to turn east from across the northbound lane collided with the motorcycle. The woman then fled on foot from the scene of the crash at East 7th and the bypass with her dog.

The motorcyclist suffered significant injuries from the collision, according to Pedigo.

The Indiana University Police Department arrived at the crash site first and alerted the BPD that the woman had left the scene. The 32-year-old woman was located in the 2500 block of East 8th Street and taken into custody.

The female driver refused to cooperate with police during the crash investigation, but police contacted a judge, and got a search warrant. Police located marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the woman’s vehicle, and took her to a hospital for a blood draw before she was remanded to the Monroe County jail.

The driver who turned in front of the motorcyclist is being charged with leaving the scene of accident/serious injury, a level 6 felony; and an A level misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.

The results of the blood draw are pending.

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