A dirt bike rider struck and seriously injured a female pedestrian Friday evening on the 400 block of E. Pratt Street at the Inner Harbor before fleeing, police said.

Police spokeswoman Detective Nicole Monroe said the dirt-bike driver has not been found and the case is classified as a hit-and-run.


The victim is a high school senior from northern Virginia, who was in Baltimore with a friend heading to the Beyonce concert when a group of motorbikes drove through the crosswalk they were using, according to Tim Coffman, the girl's father.

"My daughter's friend said it was a group that just came out of nowhere," Coffman said. "She was knocked down and dragged a little ways. She suffered some pretty substantial injuries."

"They didn't even stop," he added. "Whoever hit my daughter just kept going."

He said she suffered bruising and bleeding on the brain and contusions, and is in a neck brace but is communicating with the family. She was taken to the Shock Trauma Center.

Police received a 911 call at 6:59 p.m. Friday about the incident. In an email to city officials, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said police recovered the dirtbike in the Northwest District.

"The driver remains at large although there are leads and evidence," Davis wrote in the email.

Coffman said his daughter is a student in the Fairfax (Va.) County public school system and was due to graduate in a few weeks.

She and her friend "spent almost $400 on the concert and they have nothing to show for it," he said.

Monroe said the police are seeking help from any prospective witnesses.

"Like a lot of other cities we have an issue with illegal dirt bikes in Baltimore City," Monroe said.

Justin Fenton contributed to this report.