UPDATE: South Lake Tahoe, CA- Last week, officers responded to a call near the intersection of Johnson Blvd. and Fairway, of a woman, riding a Lime scooter, who was struck by a vehicle there.
Witnesses told officers the vehicle took off before they arrived. Police started searching for the vehicle responsible for this incident and got help from people who saw it happen.
Officers found the suspect leaving his vehicle and walking into his home on Hebert Ave. Police had to force their way into his home and he was subsequently arrested. Colin Hauge of South Lake Tahoe was arrested for felony hit and run. He is 63 years old.
The victim is recovering and SLTPD would like to thank the community members who help our officers with finding the suspect and providing aid to the victim.
South Lake Tahoe, CA- A woman riding a Lime scooter Tuesday on Pine Hill Rd., was hit by a car. The vehicle struck the woman head-on, and the driver took off.
It happened around 5:45 PM in the 3300 block of Pine Hill Rd. Officers got there to find a 31-year-old woman from Alexandria, VA lying in the road with injuries that appeared to be severe.
South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue and Cal Tahoe Emergency Services Ambulance responded to the scene. Her injuries were so severe; a Cal-Star medical helicopter took her to Renown Hospital for treatment. She is in stable condition.
The investigation found the victim was riding the scooter west on Pine Hill, and the suspect vehicle hit her headed east. The car slowed, then fled the scene.
A possible suspect vehicle was identified from video and witness statements. The car was a black Porsche Cayenne. The owner is cooperating with the investigation. No further information is being released at this time.
Anyone who saw this collision is asked to contact the SLTPD detective division at 530-542-6100.