Vehicle runs red light, strikes motorcycle, flees scene

A motorcyclist was injured Thursday after being hit by an SUV that ran a red light at the corner of Peger Road and Airport Way in Fairbanks. (Julie Swisher/KTVF)

FAIRBANKS, Alaska A motorcyclist was injured Thursday after being hit by an SUV that ran a red light.

The Fairbanks Police Department responded to the intersection of Airport Way and Peger Road at around 4:20PM Thursday afternoon for a two-vehicle collision.

Witness said a white SUV ran a red light while heading west on Airport Way, hitting a motorcycle. The SUV fled the scene before officers arrived on scene.

Dispatch received a call from a motorist who had followed the SUV and reported its location. When officers arrived the suspect had already left. Police eventually found the suspect, Breanna Dodge at a local business and charged her with making a false report and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury.

The motorcyclist was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and treated for head and shoulder injuries and then released.