This article was originally published on goerie.com by Tim Hahn on Sept. 29, 2017.
Motorcyclist injured in the crash in the 2500 block of State Street Friday morning.
Erie police have recovered a car believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured a motorcyclist in the 2500 block of State Street Friday morning.
The car, a Cadillac DeVille, was found behind a house in the 300 block of East 22nd Street shortly after the crash was reported at 9:53 a.m. Friday. Police received information about the car’s possible whereabouts, and a trail of leaking fluids led to its location.
Police were questioning a person at the location Friday morning.
Investigators said the Cadillac was leaving the Country Fair at 26th and State streets and was attempting to turn left from the State Street driveway to head south on State Street when it collided with a Harley-Davidson Sportster that was traveling north on State Street. Witnesses said the driver of the Cadillac backed up after colliding with the motorcycle and turned right to head north on State Street. A trail of leaking fluids left on the pavement indicates the Cadillac turned right to head east on East 24th Street.
The male driver of the motorcycle, whose name was not available, was thrown from the motorcycle. The male was conscious when he was taken by EmergyCare to the hospital.
Pieces of the Cadillac were left behind at the crash scene, including a bumper that came to rest on the toppled motorcycle.
Police have State Street closed to traffic between 24th and 26th streets as the investigation into the crash continues