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Hit-and-run driver leaves key piece of evidence on victim's car

The hit-and-run driver hit this car so hard, it left an imprint of the license plate on the bumper. (WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A hit and run accident over the weekend left a valuable piece of evidence behind.

The accident happened on Old Forest Road near the 501 extension.

The victim, Lane Redman, said he was stopped at a red light when another car slammed into the back of him.

"The trunk got a good chunk of the damage done to it," Redman said.

His trunk is now smashed up after he says a car slammed into him at around 4:00 p.m. Saturday.

Redman says the other driver mouthed the words "I'm sorry" and sped off, but they left vital information.

"The vehicle hit me so hard, that it left their license plate embedded in my bumper," he said.

The Lynchburg Police Department is now searching for what Redman described as a white Jeep.

He says he's okay physically, but the accident has left him without a way to provide for his family.

"Because of this I'm going to be out of work for a long time," Redman said. "I don't know how long its going to take to find the person and I know I probably won't be able to pay for it myself."

Redman's primary source of income, he says, is working as an Uber driver. He says he provides a few hundred rides weekly.

Redman says he hopes police find the hit and run driver soon.

If you or anyone you know saw the accident, you're asked to call Lynchburg police.

The license plate number left on his bumper was VXV3439.

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