ARIZONA.- A motorist runs over a group of nine older adult cyclists, between the 55 and 70 years old, who participated in the charity race 13 Anual Bike the Bluff en Arizona.
The driver tried to escape, but after a few minutes he was subdued by the Policeman after being wounded by a gunshot.
Cyclists run over in Arizona, the victims
Seven cyclists were taken to hospitals, of which three were in critical condition in the Flagstaff Medical Center; one in critical condition in the New Mexico Medical Center and two in critical condition in the Phoenix Banner Medical Center.
One more is hospitalized in a clinic but is stable and several were treated for minor injuries.
Bodies of cyclists fell on the hood of the car
According to information from the Department of Show Low Police, Arizona, the case occurred on Saturday at 7:25 a.m., when the driver of a Ford, Super Duty, 1500 pickup ran over the cyclists and then fled.
The officers followed him for several blocks and subdued him after being hit by a shot, for which he was transferred to a hospital but his condition is stable.
The identity of the driver has not been disclosed but it is a 35-year-old person. The community of that small town deeply regrets this incident.