Detroit cyclist injured in hit-and-run

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Yesterday evening, a Detroit cyclist was critically injured when hit by a driver.

From the Free Press:

Detroit Police have a 25-year-old man in custody who they believe is responsible for a hit-and-run accident that critically injured a bicyclist on the city’s west side Monday night.

The 44-year-old cyclist was hit at about 7:30 p.m. as he rode his bike on McGraw and West Grand Boulevard, ending up stuck in the windshield of the car, Detroit Police spokesman John Roach said today.

“The driver allegedly stopped the car, removed the victim from the vehicle and then sped off,” Roach said, adding that investigators believe alcohol played a part in the crash. The victim remains in critical condition today in an area hospital, he said.

ClickonDetroit also reports that according to police, “the driver took the license plates off the vehicle before driving away from the accident scene.”

ClickonDetroit has a video report as well.

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One Response to “Detroit cyclist injured in hit-and-run”

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