Charles Town — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office is asking the public for help after a hit-and-run accident left an area motorcycle rider seriously injured Monday.
Braxton Davenport, 40, of Charles Town, was traveling east on W.Va. 51 at 8:14 a.m. and was struck by an unknown driver while attempting to make a left turn near Davenport Farm, according to police reports. The suspect left the scene after the accident, police say.
According to police, Davenport was airlifted to Winchester Medical Center with compound fractures of both legs.
The vehicle is described as a blue or gray Kia Sorento with damage to the hood, windshield and front end.
The driver was wearing a mechanic’s shirt with the name of Mike or Tony on the name patch, according to the sheriff’s office.
Davenport is co-owner of Beasley’s Books and Eccentricities in Charles Town.
According to his wife, Kelly Davenport, the public’s help is needed. “I just really want to get it out there that we need anybody that was at the scene to help with this who may have stopped or seen anything,” she said.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Deputy J. Foreman of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department at 304-728-3205.