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Motorist caught on video fleeing after rear-ending motorcycle

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We all share the road - that's the message one biker wants to spread to other motorists. On Thursday night, Dennis Larsen was at the red light - just outside our Harmon studios - when he was hit from behind. That driver apparently fleeing the scene - but not before getting caught on camera.

Larsen told KUAM News, "I was sitting at the intersection here at Route 16 minding my own business at a red light when a vehicle came up and struck me from behind. No brake noise, no nothing. Just smashed into me." Lucky to be alive today despite a minor concussion, some torn ligaments in his shoulder and what he describes as a little hernia, Larsen added, "I'm walking and talking and the sun came up, so it's a good day. I'm a little hurt, but the metal can be replaced."

This surveillance footage shows the impact. The driver slamming into Larsen - who was stopped at the red light - before reversing and pulling into the nearest parking lot.

"As I got up to confront the driver, he backed up and fled around the Bank of Guam building there. And I was able to go to Core Tech and get the video surveillance and it shows that it's a newer model Kia, four-door sedan. It's like light blue in color. And there's obviously going to be some front damage. There was also a piece of the license plate frame that was left behind - I looked into that and found that that car was purchased in San Diego and brought to Guam," he detailed.

 It's a recurring problem for bikers.

"People need to be aware of the motorcycles on the road. There's 14,000 or more registered Harley Davidsons on Guam. We share the road. There's a lot of motorcycles out there. Please, please be careful. Be cognizant. Look out for the other guy. And you just may save a life," he added.

What camera footage doesn't show? The car's license plate. That's why Larsen is appealing to the public for help.

"I'm offering a cash reward for information leading to me finding the name, phone number or address of this person," Larsen said. "It's the holidays - everybody can use a little money. I'm the president of a motorcycle club here in Guam and we share the roads with everybody. I always preach to my guys about safety, but you always have to have your head on a swivel and be watching for the cars here. It's like they don't see us or something."

"I don't know what this guy was thinking," he said. "He was either asleep or obviously not paying attention on his phone doing something, but he didn't even attempt to slow down before he struck me."

The number to call: 787-1890.

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