Police on the trail of hit and run driver

GARDEN CITY, Idaho (KBOI) - Garden City Police think someone knows about an SUV that may have struck down a 24-year-old man and then sped off. They say it may be pretty obvious because there is damage to the truck they are looking for. Police have surveillance pictures and video of the vehicle they believe  may have hit Alan Beavers while crossing Chinden avenue.  

They say that the truck could have a busted passenger side headlight and they now know what kind of truck they’re looking for. 

“We have been able to find evidence that leads us to believe the vehicle is likely a 1992 to 1995 dark colored Forerunner,” said Heath Comptom of the Garden City Police Department.

According to witnesses, Beavers was crossing Chinden Avenue when he was hit by the speeding SUV Saturday night just after 10 p.m. 

“We just heard a smack.  We thought that a car hit a pole.  But then all of a sudden we looked out our window and there’s a guy on the ground and people are screaming that he got hit by a car,” says Panda Schaeffer.

Employees at a nearby gas station say that the truck pulled into the parking lot and backed around to scope out the area.  The truck than took off out of one of the side entrances without helping the victim that was left in the middle of the road.

Now the driver may be facing felony charges for leaving the scene, but no one knows what made them decide to take off. 

Sergeant Comptom says, “There could be a number of reasons, there could be alcohol involved, there could be a suspended drivers license it could be fear, could be scared there is a number of reasons why people may do this.”

 

Alan Beavers was taken to St Alphonsus Medical Center where he is in critical condition.