Bicyclist critically injured after being hit and dragged by vehicle in Pontiac

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A Pontiac man is in critical condition after being hit and dragged while riding his bike. A picture of a novelty license plate that says ‘Michelle’ could be a clue that cracks the case. 

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is trying to solve a mystery of a 47-year-old man who was found lying in the road in Pontiac around 12:45 Sunday Morning.

He was still alive after a horrific experience.

“It looks like the victim was lodged underneath the vehicle and dragged for about 2 miles,” Todd Hunt said with Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators believe someone hit the man, knocked him off his bicycle on west Howard Street near Foster and dragged him underneath the car before he became unlodged from the car in a Pontiac neighborhood.

He was found near the intersection of Victory and Gage, lying in the road and was somehow still alive. Driving the same route sheriffs think the driver took took more than six minutes.

“It’s a long distance and he’s in pretty bad shape,” Hunt said.

Fox 2: “How do you even survive that?”

“I don’t know, I don’t know,” he said.

The only clue detectives have is the novelty license plate, which was found right near the victim’s bike and one of his shoes on west Howard. 

Investigators believe the plate fell off the car when the driver hit the man.

The victim was last listed in critical condition. If you know anyone who has a car with a plate like this please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.