Purdue police seek witnesses for reported hit-and-run at State, University streets

September 17, 2014  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University police are seeking help from anyone who may have witnessed a hit-and-run accident that allegedly occurred about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 16) at the intersection of State and University streets on campus.

A female jogger reported to police that she was running westbound near the 900 block of State Street when she was struck by the driver of a Honda minivan. The driver, described as an older white male wearing glasses and flannel pajama pants, initially stopped and exited the van. He asked if she was OK before yelling at her to watch where she was going, and then got back in the van and drove away. The van is described as a green Honda Odyssey. The jogger had visible lacerations and abrasions. She was treated at the scene but declined transport by paramedics to the hospital.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and happened to see any of the incident are asked to contact the Purdue Police Department at 765-494-8221 or 9-1-1. The WeTip anonymous hotline, which is used by all Greater Lafayette law enforcement agencies, also is available at 1-800-78CRIME (1-800-782-7463). 

Writer: Jim Bush, 765-494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu 

Source: Eric Chin, 765-494-8221, ehchin@purdue.edu

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