A truck rammed into a crowd of cyclists Saturday at a race in an Arizona mountain town, the Associated Press reported.
Arizona authorities say several bicyclists were critically injured after being hit by a truck driver who fled the scene. The suspect was shot and is in critical but stable condition.https://t.co/u4ypf4GYXr
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Cyclist Tony Quinones, 55, told The AP Sunday that six minutes after the annual Bike the Bluff race started, he was “watching bodies going on top of the hood, bodies going to the left, bodies going to the right.” (RELATED: Truck Crashes Into Pedestrians At Pride Parade, Killing One)
Police officers in the small town of Show Low shot and wounded the unidentified 35-yer-old male suspect outside a hardware store after he had fled the scene, AP reported. Police said in a statement the suspect is in stable condition, The AP reported.
Quinones said he saw the man deliberately accelerating toward the cyclists, according to The AP. After the truck had rammed into the cyclists, Quines he heard groans of pain, The AP reported. Seven cyclists were hospitalized, six were in critical condition, and one was in stable condition, police said in a statement Sunday, according to The AP.
Quinones said a man he met, a fellow New Mexican, had blood flowing from his head to his nose after the pickup truck hit him, The AP reported.
“He’s got a compound fracture, and I’m just saying, ‘Hey man keep breathing, keep breathing. Help’s on its way. Hey man, you’re going to be OK.’” Quinones said. “I mean, that’s just insane. It’s not just one. There’s like six, seven, eight other guys like who are all around doing the same thing.”
Show Low city spokeswoman Grace Payne said she does not know the motivation of the incident, The AP reported.