Bicyclist Struck by Vehicle in Savannah; Police Looking for Driver

July 21, 2018

SAVANNAH, GA. – July 18, 2018 ( According to an online news report from, a vehicle struck a bicyclist July 18 in Savannah, Georgia, causing serious injuries to the bicyclist. Police are searching for the driver, who reportedly fled the scene.*

At approximately 12:45 a.m., 34-year-old Jerry Hodge was riding his bicycle eastbound on Abercorn Street in the Southside of Savannah. Near Arts Drive, a vehicle struck him from behind, then kept traveling east along the road. Hodge was seriously injured in the collision and was found on the road by a citizen, who called police. He was transported to a nearby hospital and is reportedly in critical condition. 

The Savannah Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating the hit-and-run collision and is looking for the driver. Anyone who might have information about the vehicle or the driver is encouraged to contact the Traffic Office by calling (912) 525-2474. People can also give information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020.

Savannah is located in Chatham County, Georgia, where, according to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, a total of 15,806 vehicle accidents occurred in 2016. These accidents resulted in injuries to 3,760 people and led to the deaths of 43 people. Ten of the 43 fatal accidents in 2016 involved bicyclists. 

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety collected data in Chatham County during a five-year period between 2012 and 2016. The number of vehicle accidents in the county increased significantly during this time. In 2012, a total of 5,659 accidents occurred in Chatham County, which led to 1,388 injuries and 20 deaths. 

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