Police seeking help in hit and run accident

A photo of an example of the type of vehicle the O’Fallon Police are looking for (Submitted Photo)

For the O’Fallon Weekly

O’FALLON – The O’Fallon Police Department is currently investigating a hit and run traffic crash and asking for assistance. 
On Saturday, May 15, at about 11:27 p.m., a motorcyclist was traveling West on Central Park when a silver 2008 or 2009 Ford Taurus turned from Central Park Circle in front of him.  The motorcyclist was unable to avoid striking the front of the Taurus.  The motorcyclist received serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Taurus fled and continued East on Central Park. The Taurus should have damage along the front passenger side bumper. 
Based upon preliminary information, we believe the occupants of the Taurus were at Buffalo Wild Wings just prior to the crash.  This investigation is ongoing, and detectives are continuing to follow-up on leads.
OPD would appreciate anyone with information about this crash to contact Det. Nick Schmidt at (618)624-9542 or email him at nschmidt@ofallon.org.  As a reminder, information can be provided anonymously.