JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Police are seeking a different vehicle apparently involved in Tuesday’s hit and run accident at the corner of E. 6th and Pine Streets that hospitalized a 61-year-old Jamestown man.
Police released a new video showing a small dark colored SUV, possibly a Honda CRV or other smaller crossover SUV.
Detectives say the SUV left the scene and turned east on E. Fifth Street, where it continued onto E. Second Street and turned west on E. Second Street.
“We have worked this since the early morning hours yesterday. We have reviewed many hours of video and were finally able to locate this video from a nearby business,” said Jamestown Police Captain Robert Samuelson in a statement to WNYNewsNow. “The video was delayed due to a technical difficulty on the business camera system and not having an available person to produce it. It does show a small SUV strike the victim as he crosses the street. The vehicle then backs up and drives around the victim and leaves the scene.”
“We do not believe that this was intentional but was an accident as the driver likely didn’t see the pedestrian until they struck them,” said Samuelson furthered. “We are asking for anyone with info to contact us about this. We are continuing to review additional area video to determine where the vehicle went by reviewing traffic cameras and business cameras. We have also obtained several small pieces of what we believe are pieces of the suspect vehicle which are being examined.”
The victim sustained a broken ankle and leg as result of being struck and was treated and has since been released from UPMC Chautauqua.
The black Impala that the investigators were looking for yesterday is not involved in this incident, police said.
Anyone who may have information on the suspect vehicle (dark colored small SUV), is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7537. Anonymous tips can be left at 483-Tips (8477) or via the Tips 411 App. All calls and Tips are kept confidential.
Tipsters can also be eligible for a reward via Crime Stoppers of WNY and they can be reached at 716-867-6161 or CrimeStoppersWNY.org.