Bicyclist upgraded to good condition after hit and run

Bicyclist upgraded to good condition after hit and run

Cleveland police are investigating a hit-skip accident.  A woman on a bike was severely injured and the driver took off.  It happened Saturday night on the city's west side.

The victim, 30-year-old Elizabeth Deering, is recovering at Metro. She was upgraded to good condition on Tuesday morning. Doctors say she has a broken collar bone, torn spleen, collapsed lung and a banged up knee.

Deering was riding her bike with friends along Clifton Avenue when a man turned left onto West Blvd., and slammed right in to Deering.  A witness who was behind the suspect on the road tells 19 Action News that the man had been driving erratically for some time.

He the victim flew up onto the hood of the car and the driver didn't bother to stop.

"He was coming in hot coming off the shoreway.  He must have been going 45-to-50 mph around the turn by the Shell gas station.  I don't even know if he slowed down. I saw the girl laying in the street and I saw the car just drive off," said Brian Green.

The suspect vehicle is a late 90's gold four door with damage to the front or passenger side.  If you know who was driving that car, or have seen the vehicle, you're asked to Crime Stoppers or the police.

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