Police Arrest Man Who Hits Child On Bike, Takes Off

Posted November 16, 2009 By Chattanoogan.com   Chattanooga Police have charged Roger D. Strickland, 26, of Chattanooga with leaving the scene of an accident and driving on a revoked driver’s license after he allegedly hit a child on a bicycle, then fled the scene.   The incident happened Monday night at 800 E. 48th Street.   Police officers responded on a child struck at 812 E 48th. On their arrival, officers found a five-year-old boy had been struck while riding his bicycle. The child had a few abrasions on his leg. However, he was transported to T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital to be checked out. He had only minor injuries.   Police said Strickland left the scene and was apprehended a couple of blocks over by fugitive investigators.   He was booked at the Hamilton County Jail.

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