State troopers are urging a man to surrender after they charged him Tuesday in connection with a hit-and-run in Derry Township that left a Latrobe woman seriously injured.
Trooper Steve Limani said authorities had not been successful Wednesday in locating Bobby Paul Bryer, 30, who might be driving the same red Dodge pickup police believe was involved in Saturday’s hit-and-run outside Union Mission.
“He knows we’re looking for him; there’s no doubt about that … it’s just a matter of at what point in time do you realize that it’s in (his) best interest to turn (himself) in,” Limani said. “That’s where we’re at, and that’s what we’re hoping he does.”
Bryer has an address on Vernon Avenue listed on court papers, but Limani said the man is transient and has family across the country. The 2018 red Dodge pickup has registration plate ZNR-3449. The vehicle is believed to have sustained damage to the right front side.
Bryer is charged with aggravated assault by vehicle, accidents involving death or personal injury and several related offenses, including speeding.
Mary Bathurst, 42, was seriously injured when a truck hit her outside Union Mission, where she works as a facility attendant. She was walking along the berm of Harrison Avenue before 6 p.m. to take out the trash with two shelter residents. Police said the collision knocked her 40 feet away, where she slammed into a wooden fence. The driver stopped briefly at the scene just outside of Latrobe and then fled. Bathurst remains in a hospital, though she is expected to survive.