WARSAW — Police are investigating a hit-and-run involving a bicyclist that happened Monday night, Aug. 26, on Market Street near Hickory shortly before 8 p.m.
The accident appears to have been preceded by a confrontation between a group of people in a car and a man on the bicycle.
Police declined immediate comment, but a motorist who was headed east on Market Street behind the suspect vehicle saw it happen. She said she followed the motorist afterward and was able to take photos of the suspect’s vehicle. She provided photos to police, but did not describe the vehicle to InkFreeNews.
The initial confrontation happened near Hickory Street. The bicyclist was struck about a half-block further to the east.
People in the car had apparently gotten out and argued with the man before the bicyclist was struck.
“They all jumped back in the vehicle. They sped up, swerved, hit him,” said the woman, who declined to give her name for concern of retaliation.
The man and bike were knocked into the air and over part of the car’s hood, she said.
She said she felt impelled to chase the suspect vehicle.
“It was a hit-and-run. I wasn’t going to let them get away with it,” she said.
The man appeared to suffer cuts to his head, elbows, knees and chest. An ambulance arrived at the scene. The man was checked out by medics, but he left with police.