Police are searching for a vehicle they say ran over a motorcyclist in north Cobb on Thursday night and left the scene, leaving the man with critical injuries.

The motorcyclist, 25-year-old Dylan Threewitt of Canton, was experiencing mechanical trouble and had to stop his red 1999 Harley Davidson XL1200 in the left northbound lane of Bells Ferry Road just south of Shallowford Road at about 9:30 p.m., according to Officer Neil Penirelli, a spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department.

Penirelli said a silver 2005 Toyota Sienna, operated by 58-year-old Rye Pak of Acworth, hit the motorcycle from behind, sending Threewitt into the roadway.

“As the motorcycle operator was ejected, a second northbound vehicle ran over the motorcyclist causing serious injuries to him. The second vehicle stopped for a moment, and then left the scene,” Penirelli said.

Threewitt was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta with critical injuries. His passenger, 25-year-old Kayli McGaha of Marietta, was transported to WellStar Kennestone for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Pak was not injured in the collision. It is unclear whether he will face charges.

The second driver, once identified, is expected to face charges, Penirelli said.

Witnesses described the second vehicle as a small, dark-colored SUV. Police ask anyone with information about the hit-and-run to contact the Cobb County Police Department at 770-499-3987.

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