Bicyclist Hit by Vehicle Speeding Away from Officers near Portland Avenue
TACOMA, WA (May 15, 2019) – A man was injured Wednesday evening following a bicycle crash on East 66th Street. Authorities did not disclose the identity of the injured bicyclist.
As per reports, the incident started shortly before 9:00 PM. Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull over a driver speeding along the 4600 block of Portland Avenue. However, the driver did not stop the vehicle, and the chase reached East 66th Street. There, the vehicle struck a male bicyclist.
Emergency responders transported the bicyclist to an area hospital with a broken collarbone. Further updates on his current condition were not provided. Meanwhile, authorities arrested the driver, who will face multiple charges.
An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the crash. Anyone with information is asked to cooperate with investigators as soon as possible. Further details will be released once they become available.
Strictly follow the rules of the road to ensure everyone’s safety. When pulled over, slow down and wait for further instructions. Do not attempt to flee the scene and cooperate with the authorities.
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