Howard County police are offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the identification of a driver in a hit-and-run accident in Savage Tuesday.
Investigators are asking for the public's help in locating a black sedan, possibly a Ford, that appeared to intentionally strike a man on the shoulder of the ramp onto Route 32 from Route 1, around 8 p.m.
The 47-year-old man who was hit told police he had been involved in a minor collision with a black sedan on Route 1 at Corridor Road. The man told police that both cars pulled onto the shoulder of the ramp toward eastbound Route 32.
He told police when he left his car and began walking toward the sedan to exchange information with the driver, the sedan suddenly accelerated in reverse, hitting him and then drove away. The man was taken to Howard County General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his head and leg.
Police believe the suspect's car likely has extensive damage to its right-rear fender.
Anyone who spots a black sedan, particularly a Ford, with significant right-rear fender damage should call 911 with a location and license plate number, if possible.
Anyone who has any information, either as a possible witness in the Savage area around 8 p.m. Tuesday, or general information about a damaged black sedan, should call police at 410-313-3700.