Two cyclists hospitalized after being struck by different drivers in same city
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:06:29 GMT —
Two cyclists were hit as they were riding along the bike lanes in Edinburg.
Both incident happened during the morning hours of Saturday, July 19th, Edinburg Police tell Action 4 News.
The first incident happened on the 2300 block of South Sugar Road in Edinburg.
Police said the driver fled the scene after a 58-year-old man was struck while he was riding along the southbound bike lane.
The driver failed to render aid, and the cyclist was not wearing protective gear at the time of the incident.
He sustained injuries to his head and leg, and was transported to the hospital by a family member.
Authorities then searched for a light colored four-door car in connection to the incident.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) located a car matching the description at the Edinburg Regional Hospital, according to police.
A young man, who was the driver of the car located at the hospital, was taken into custody for possession of marijuana.
Edinburg police said other charges are pending amid the investigation.
The second incident involving a bicyclist happened on the 2700 block of West University Drive in Edinburg.
A 25-year-old woman driving a Jeep is accused of hitting a 26-year-old cyclist.
The cyclist was traveling westbound on the eastbound bike lane, according to police.
The cyclist was wearing protective gear, but she sustained a head injury, cuts and scrapes.
The 26-year-old was transported to the hospital for treatment.
She and another cyclist said the driver was on her phone at the time of the incident, according to police.
The driver stopped and rendered aid at the scene.
Both cyclists are expected to make a full recovery.