INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Accident Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect vehicle involved in a hit and run accident that sent a cyclist to the hospital.
Just before 12:45 a.m. on 04/25/2018, officers with the IMPD were dispatched on reports of a bicyclist struck in the 2500 block of N Shadeland Ave. The victim, Bronson Gooch (33), was riding his bicycle south on Shadeland Ave when a vehicle traveling south on Shadeland Ave struck him. Gooch was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Accident Investigators were unable to locate the bicycle on scene and believe that it may have gotten stuck to the suspect vehicle or that someone in the vehicle may have stopped and picked it up. There is no suspect vehicle description available at this time. Investigators are asking anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed a vehicle with a bicycle attached to it or someone disposing of a bicycle, to immediately contact the IMPD Accident Investigations Office at 317.327.6549 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.