NDSU student searches for answers after hit and runFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - An avid bicyclist is taking his terrifying account of a bizarre crash on city streets to the public, in hopes of solving the case. The young man escaped injury after being run down biking Sunday.
By: Travis Skonseng, WDAY
An avid bicyclist is taking his terrifying account of a bizarre crash on city streets to the public, in hopes of solving the case. The young man escaped injury after being run down biking Sunday.
Fargo police are investigating this case, but are running into trouble tracking down the truck and driver. They tell us, this is the only such incident.
Taylor Krosbakken – Bicyclist: “I felt like I was assaulted.”
Just three days after narrowly being run over, Taylor Krosbakken recounts the crash, a hit and run.
Taylor Krosbakken: “I noticed him look back at me and that is when he turned into me.”
The NDSU student was on 15th Avenue North and Broadway Sunday afternoon around 1. A red truck pulled up closely behind him at a light. When the light turned green, it veered several feet off vehicle tracks, inching closer and closer to the cyclist.
Taylor Krosbakken: “He was this close to the curb. He hit me and the only thing I could do to stay up was grab the box of his truck and kind of. I lost my bike at that point and he turned into the alley and after that, he just drove away.”
Krosbakken says he yelled and chased the full sized, late 90's truck to no avail. He gave police part of a North Dakota license plate number, but officers can't find the suspect.
Taylor Krosbakken: “Nothing happened. Luckily, I could have slipped under his vehicle. He could have run me over.”
The avid bike racer is doing his own investigating, trying to track down surveillance video. Krosbakken believes the incident was intentional and wants the man charged.
Taylor Krosbakken: “I really, really enjoy biking and I don't want to feel unsafe doing it. We're allowed to be out there too. I've dealt with cars coming close before. I don't think I'll fear cars anymore but it was definitely frustrating.”
Police declined our requests for an interview, saying they don't have all the facts and haven't talked with both parties.