Fircrest police were looking Monday for driver who hit a bicyclist and then apparently stopped to drag the unconscious woman to the side of the road before leaving the scene.
Sandy Johnston, 66, of University Place, was hit about 5:30 a.m. Sunday as she was pedaling through the intersection of Ramsdell Street and Contra Costa Avenue, according to Sgt. Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
Found 10 minutes later by a jogger who called 911, Johnston was taken to Tacoma General Hospital with multiple fractures and cuts, according to her daughter Valerie Johnston, also from University Place.
Troyer said that the driver was westbound on Ramsdell Street and went through a stop sign, hitting Johnson, who was southbound on Contra Costa Avenue.
Based on car parts found at the scene, Troyer said investigators believe they are looking for a maroon Mercedes-Benz. He said they hope to pin down the year of the car with further examination of the parts.
Troyer said the evidence at the scene indicates the driver stopped and dragged both Johnston and her bicycle to the side of the street road and then left her lying there.
…A blood trail on the street showed where her mother had been dragged, she said. Paramedics told her that they found her mother unconscious when they arrived.
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