A Waterford Township man was the victim of a hit-and-run accident on Thursday, Aug. 11 near the intersection of Williams Lake and Maceday Lake roads in Waterford.
Bernard Wendel, a competitive cyclist with over 10 years experience, said he was struck by a car driving at approximately 40 mph while he was bicycling around 8:15 p.m. Wendel reportedly was pedaling about 3 feet to the right of the white edge line on southbound Williams Lake Road between Maceday Lake and Gale roads at the time of the incident.
The driver is described as being in his mid-30s with a medium build. He was driving an older model four-door tan Lexus.
Wendel told police that four individuals witnessed the accident.
The vehicle sustained damage to the passenger side, including the mirror that was broken off during the incident.
The driver fled the scene before police and EMTs arrived.
One of the witnesses was able to discern a partial plate number, with the first three characters reportedly being EGR.
Wendell is seeking property reimbursement for a carbon-fiber racing bicycle worth over $5,000.