Troy man injured in hit and run

Published 8:27 pm Monday, June 7, 2010

A Troy man was injured after his bicycle collided with a motorist Monday afternoon.

“The bicycle actually ran into the car according to a witness,” said Troy Police Department spokesman, Benny Scarbrough.

The vehicle involved in the accident had left the scene before police arrived.

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According to a police report, Hubert Ross, 55, was riding his bicycle southwest on the sidewalk of North 3 Notch Street when he failed to yield the right of way to a motorist who was turning left on N Knox Street. Ross struck the right side of the vehicle and was rendered incapacitated.

“We were notified at 12:02, right around noon, and an officer arrived on the scene at 12:05,” said Scarbrough.

But by the time officers arrived the vehicle had already fled the area. Police radio communications indicated the vehicle had a body style similar to a Ford Taurus and was green with tinted windows.

“Anybody who has information leading to the identification of the driver or the vehicle itself is urged to contact the Troy Police Department at 566-0500 or the TPD Secret Witness Line at 566-5555,” said Chief of Police Anthony Everage in a statement.

An acquaintance of Ross said he suspected the cyclist had a broken leg as he was being loaded into the ambulance.

Scarbrough said one officer later indicated that the injuries may not have been that severe.

Ross was taken to Troy Regional Medical Center by Care Ambulance and as of 5 p.m. Monday he had been discharged.

Police continue to investigate the incident.