Man involved in hit-and-run searches for suspect

A man is searching for the person responsible for crashing into his car, then leaving the scene.
A man is searching for the person responsible for crashing into his car, then leaving the scene.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — It’s something Christopher Snider still can’t wrap his head around.

“Just to not even have the courtesy to stop to make sure nobody died,” said Snider. “It’s amazing.”

It was around 2 a.m. Saturday. Snider said he was leaving work, traveling east on State Road 38, right in front of Rookies Sports Pub.

“The next thing I know, I see some tail lights, hear a big bang, a flash of white, and then I’m waking up with people standing around me asking me if I’m okay,” said Snider.

According to the Lafayette police report, witnesses saw a dark SUV pull out in front of Snider, smashing into the front of his car. The collision was hard enough to deploy the airbags and cause Snider to be taken to a local hospital.

“I have some bruised ribs, all the way down through here, my shoulder is in incredible pain,” said Snider. “Those first few minutes it hurt to even breathe, just to move around.”

The police report also said after the SUV struck Snider’s car, it continued east bound on State Road 38 and the driver never bothering to stop.

Now, police are asking for your help finding a dark SUV with damage to the right rear quarter panel and right rear bumper.

“I just want to find the person responsible,” said Snider. “You know, my girlfriend and I are now car less. I’m a general manager at a restaurant and I’m on call at a moments notice.”

While Snider and his girlfriend may now be without a car, he’s just thankful she wasn’t with him at the time.

In just one month, she’ll be giving birth to their baby girl. Snider said he’s just happy that’s something he’ll live to see.

“The fact that I even woke up at all makes me happy because I get to see my baby girl born,” said Snider. “So, we still have that.”

If you have any information about this case, you’re asked to call Lafayette police at 765-807-1200 or the anonymous WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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