116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are asking for help identifying the driver of a sport utility vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run that seriously injured a motorcycle rider earlier this month in southwest Cedar Rapids.
According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, officers responded just after 4 p.m. April 4 to Seventh Street and Second Avenue SW for a report that a motorcycle was struck by a red sport utility vehicle.
Police said they believe the SUV was a red 2013-2017 Chevrolet Traverse.
The motorcycle rider, Andrew Sorenson, 63, suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized, police said. He was riding a 2003 Harley-Davidson.
Police said witnesses recounted seeing the SUV run into the back of the motorcycle and then flee.
Police said SUV appears to have intentionally struck the motorcycle.
Despite media coverage, police said investigators have received no credible leads that could result in identifying the SUV or its driver. As a result, police have released video footage from the accident in the hopes someone will come forward with pertinent information.
Anyone who can identify the driver of the SUV or the vehicle is asked to call the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-(800) CS-CRIME (272-7463).
Tipsters also can text CRIMES (274637) and in the message/subject, type 5227 and the tip. Please reference case #2021-04749.
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