Man hit by car, then goes missing
A strange report of a hit-and-run last night in Fargo is missing an important piece to the puzzle - the victim. Police are asking for help finding the man, who witnesses said was whisked away by the driver and passenger of the vehicle that hit hi...
A strange report of a hit-and-run last night in Fargo is missing an important piece to the puzzle - the victim.
Police are asking for help finding the man, who witnesses said was whisked away by the driver and passenger of the vehicle that hit him. Officers were called at 10:18 p.m. to the scene, near 11th Street and 151/2 Avenue South.
Two people saw different portions of what happened, but they didn't get a good glimpse of the victim or the men in the car because the street was dark, Sgt. Pat Claus said.
They said the man was standing in front of the car when it accelerated and knocked him down. The man seemed to be in pain from what the witnesses heard, Claus said.
The driver and his passenger then got out and helped the man up and into their car.
"They said, 'Hey, it's no problem, we'll take him to the doctor,'" Claus said.
Police checked local hospitals but found no patients that might be the victim. With so little to go on, investigators don't know if what happened was accidental or intentional, Claus said.
"There's a hundred scenarios," he said. "The only way for us to figure it out is to talk to the people involved."
The witnesses described the car as a gray or green, four-door Oldsmobile from the late-'80s, possibly a Calais or Sierra model. It did not have license plates, Claus said.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Fargo Police at (701) 235-4493.
Readers can reach Forum reporter Dave Forster at (701) 241-5538