BURLEY — The Cassia County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the driver of an old, blue Chevy truck that hit a man on a golf cart Thursday and fled from the scene.
The incident occurred on Bedke Boulevard in Burley and was reported at 10:14 a.m.
“We are looking for this person who was driving the vehicle,” George Warrell, Cassia County undersheriff said.
Anyone with information may contact the sheriff’s office at 208-878-2251.
Gary Wright, 57, of Burley, told police two versions of what happened, which varied slightly. He said he was hit as he pulled into River Edge Metal and Recycling, then said it happened on Bedke Boulevard when he was on his way to the business.
Wright was unable to tell deputies which direction the truck had gone.
Deputies found a “good-sized” dent on the driver’s side of the golf cart and Wright had an injury on his left leg above the ankle.
He was transported to Cassia Regional Hospital by ambulance.
Cassia Regional Hospital spokeswoman Stephanie Curtis said Friday that Wright was treated and released.
A woman at the recycling center told deputies that the man driving the blue truck with a camper shell on the bed was in the business’s main office to collect money after dropping off some metal.
She did not have his name but described him as being about 5 feet 9 inches tall and “scruffy” looking, police said.
The man had a beard, was probably in his 50s and was wearing “perfectly round glasses,” she said.
A second employee saw the truck leave the parking lot and confirmed the description.
Deputies reviewed surveillance video from the recycling business that showed a truck matching the description entering and leaving the business, but the video was blurry and officers could not read the license plate.