The accident occurred 6:45 a.m. when a 17-year-old male driver struck a 33-year-old bicyclist at the intersection of West Sycamore and North Clementine streets.
The cyclist sustained head and leg injuries and was transported to a local trauma center. He was reported to be in critical, but stable condition.
According to authorities, the young male driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and felony hit and run.
Police were discovered an abandoned Mitsubishi Eclipse that was believed to be involved in the accident at a nearby street near the accident scene.
Bicyclists are vulnerable to serious injuries especially when biking on the roads. Drivers may not always share the roads, so it’s important to be aware of your surroundings.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, call Bergener Mirejovsky for a free consultation at 1-800-881-2021. Our firm specializes in personal injury accidents. Therefore, we know what it takes for you to receive a fair settlement.