Brody Hatcher walked away unharmed, but notified police of the incident
A motorcycle rider is trying to track down the motorist who knocked him off his motorcycle and kept driving Tuesday evening.
Brody Hatcher said he was riding town Topsail Road in Paradise around 8 p.m. when a driver, who didn’t appear to see him, drove into the side of his bike.
Hatcher walked away unharmed.
“I am lucky. I don’t always wear all my gear — I suppose I should — but it was a chilly night so I figured I would put on some leather, and it ended up saving me for sure,” he told the St. John’s Morning Show.
Hatcher said he slid down the road but the jacket saved him a good amount of road rash.
He also spoke with an employee at the nearby Needs Convenience located who thought she knew who the driver was.
“She said there was a guy in there at 7:55 p.m. that matched the description that everybody gave, and she said she thought he smelled a bit like booze,” he said.
Hatcher is asking a nearby business to check its surveillance footage to see if he can get the vehicle’s license plate number.