KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knoxville Police Department is looking for a driver who fled the scene after hitting 49-year-old bicyclist on Central Street.

On June 4 around 11:15 p.m., police stopped a Volvo Cross Country on Willow Avenue and Patton Street because the car didn’t have a license plate. Police claim that the driver drove away as they approached it and began heading west on Willow Avenue towards Central Street.

Police didn’t pursue the car but received a call minutes later from a bicyclist who was hit by the same driver on Central Street near Willow Avenue.

The bicyclist was hit head-on by a Volvo, which fled the scene, according to KPD.

The driver was described to be a Black male, 30-years-old and appears to be bald.

Police are asking if anyone knows any information about the incident to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers by calling 865-215-7165, texting **TIPS, going online at, via the free mobile app, P3 Tips, or by on the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Facebook page. Tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward.