Bicyclist injured after being struck by hit-and-run driver
Louisville Metro Police tell us a 78-year-old driver was arrested and charged with first degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident.
Thursday, May 29th 2014, 3:08 pm EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a bicyclist was injured Thursday after he collided with a vehicle, but the driver didn't bother to stop and help him.
It happened shortly before 3 p.m. at the corner of Southern Parkway and W. Florence Avenue.
According to Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley, 78-year-old Raymond Curry, was driving a Ford Focus coming off the exit ramp from I-264 eastbound, and was about to turn onto Southern Parkway, when it struck a bicyclist crossing the intersection. Smiley said the force of the collision caused the bicyclist to roll over the car and strike his head on the windshield, according to witnesses.
The driver of the Ford Focus then sped off, Smiley said, running over the bicyclist in the process.
The bicyclist -- a 20-year-old Hispanic man -- suffered deep lacerations, but was conscious at the scene and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Curry was arrested by police less than a half-mile away, according to Smiley. He was charged with first-degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid.
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