Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Struck Man on Moped

The driver ran through a red light at Georgia Avenue and Harvard Street NW

Police are still looking for a driver who struck a man on a moped Sunday night and then left the crash scene.

Charlie Kerr, who works for rental company Revel, was driving one of the company's mopeds through the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Harvard Street NW when a red car ran through a red light.

"At the last moment I thought I heard what was someone yelling out to watch out," Kerr said. "And then I came to, woke up on the ground."

The hit-and-run left Kerr suffering from a separated shoulder, a fractured pelvis and cuts and bruises all over his upper body. Revel says Kerr was wearing a helmet.

D.C. police released video of the crash in hopes of finding the driver showing a larger, SUV-type vehicle striking Kerr on the moped.

Kerr says he teaches courses on scooter safety and tells people to be safe, even though certain crashes are outside of their control.

"You gotta look out as much as possible and keep your head on a swivel," Kerr said.

In a statement, Revel CEO Frank Reig called on the city to make its roads safer.

"Our co-worker was driving legally and wearing a helmet, yet is in the hospital today because of a reckless car driver," Reig said. "D.C. roads need to be safe for all forms of transportation including mopeds, bicycles and pedestrians."

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