A 24-year-old motorcyclist was already lying injured in the road when he was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday morning in Gwinnett County, police said. A day later, police were still searching for the driver, and they are asking for the public’s help.
The call came in at 12:45 a.m. about the wreck on Gravel Spings Road near Camp Branch Road in Buford, according to Gwinnett County police. The caller told the 911 operator that a man was thrown off his bike and lying in the road, obviously hurt, spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera said.
Scott Moseley was apparently attempting to make a left turn on his motorcycle from Camp Branch Road onto Gravel Springs Road when he struck the raised median and was thrown from his bike, Pihera said. Moseley and his motorcycle came to rest on Gravel Springs Road in the left lane, she said. But then the line with caller went silent after the operator heard a loud noise, Pihera said. There had been a second crash, she said.
A second person called in to report that crash. The driver of an unknown vehicle that was traveling on Gravel Springs Road and heading toward Camp Branch Road had struck Moseley as he was lying in the roadway, Pihera said. The driver then fled without stopping to render aid or contact police, she said.
By the time officers, who were dispatched from the first call, arrived on the scene Moseley was dead.
“Moseley likely died as a result of being struck by the vehicle,” Pihera said.
“Very little is known about the vehicle that struck Moseley,” she said. “It is likely that the vehicle will have damage to the front bumper. Witnesses report that the vehicle may be a sedan.”
Moseley’s parents said they hope the driver will come forward, and not make an already unbearable situation even harder to handle, according to Channel 2 Action News. Moseley’s mother said her son was alert enough to dial 911.
” I have to believe he probably would have survived,” she told Channel 2.
Moseley’s parents urge the hit-and-run driver to come forward.
“I wouldn’t want to be you, I wouldn’t want to have to live with this,” Moseley’s father, Jon, told the news station. “Please turn yourself in.”
Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the vehicle and the driver involved in the wreck. Anyone with information to share in this case, is asked contact the Accident Investigation Unit Tip Line at (678) 442-5653. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous, should contact Crime Stoppers at (404 577-8477. Tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.