Woman collides with bicyclist, takes off

Posted at 2:05 PM, Sep 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-26 14:05:33-04

Detectives want to speak to a woman, who they believe, collided with a 10-year-old bicyclist and did not report it.

The incident happened Thursday afternoon. The little girl, Tiffany Creger, was riding her bike home from Inwood Elementary School. She was not too far from her home, when it happened.

“I turned and I guess I was going too fast and then I hit her,” Tiffany Creger said.

Tiffany Creger said the woman gave her $20.

“She (asked) if I was alright and she heard a loud noise in the back. So, she got out and (asked if) I was alright and stuff,” Tiffany Creger recollected.

Tiffany Creger said she has some minor scrapes and some pain.

Detectives said they are looking for a gold or tan SUV or van and they believe the driver is an elderly woman. Winter Haven detectives would like to get more information from her about the incident. If anyone knows anything about this case, contact the department.

“It’s just terrible that the lady just didn’t stick around and call an officer and say this child, you know, collided (with me) or whatever,” Kelly Creger said.

On Friday, a stranger contacted the Winter Haven Police Department after he heard about this story. He bought Tiffany Creger a new bike. ABC Action News was there for it.  Tiffany Creger said she is thankful for his kindness.

“I feel pretty good about it,” Tiffany Creger said.