COLONIE, N.Y. – Colonie Police are asking for help from the public after a bicyclist was struck on Monday night.
Officers found a piece of the car, possibly the side mirror, that took off after striking 18-year-old James Beaudoin as he was riding his bike on Crescent Road headed towards Cohoes.
Beaudoin said the car hit his back on impact, throwing him and his bike through the air, which left him with several injuries.
He said he was riding his bike home from work Monday night, as he always does from his job in Clifton Park. Beaudoin said that just before he got to the corner of Fonda and Cohoes Crescent Road, he saw headlights behind him before he was struck.
"I knew my Head Hurt I knew I was bleeding," Beaudoin explained.
Colonie Police said the vehicle did not stop after striking Beaudoin.
"I don't understand how you can hit someone like that and just keep going," said Beaudoin. "I was clearly on the ground."
Colonie Police are searching for the driver of a dark grey 2002 to 2006 Hyundai Elantra. The car, police say, is missing its passenger side door mirror. If you have any information you're asked to call Colonie Police.
The teen was transported to Albany Medical Center. He suffered several injuries, his mother confirming he has a broken leg as well as contusions and road rash. Since the accident, Beaudoin has been released from the hospital.