Deputies: Car drove away after hitting motorcycle

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
A photo of a vehicle suspected of crashing into a motorcycle in Springfield on May 23, 2020. (Courtesy of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department)

A photo of a vehicle suspected of crashing into a motorcycle in Springfield on May 23, 2020. (Courtesy of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department)

SPRINGFIELD, Mich. (WOOD) — Calhoun County deputies received a tip and found a 24-year-old Battle Creek woman and her vehicle, where she later confessed to the hit-and-run.

Deputies said charges are being sought on her for leaving the scene. She was driving a 2008 Nissan Sentra vehicle.

Originally authorities said they were looking for two people who were in a vehicle that rear-ended a motorcycle in Calhoun County.

It happened around 1:20 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Van Buren Street in Springfield.

Deputies said a 66-year-old Albion man was slowing down his 2015 Harley-Davidson for a stop when a black-colored two-door small sedan hit it.

A photo after a crash involving a motorcycle in Springfield on May 23, 2020. (Courtesy of Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department)
A photo after a crash involving a motorcycle in Springfield on May 23, 2020. (Courtesy of Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department)

The sedan stopped for about a minute before driving off, according to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department.

A thin white woman driver was driving the sedan. A black man was a passenger in the vehicle. The vehicle may be either a Nissan or Saturn, police say.

Deputies provided a photo of the vehicle driving down the road behind the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist had many but non-life-threatening injuries. He was taken to a hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office at 269.781.0880. You can also contact Silent Observer at 269.964.3888 or by texting CRIMES (247-637) with the keyword SOTIP and then your tip.

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