Police search for tractor trailer driver that hit two cyclists

Published: May. 11, 2013 at 8:42 PM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2013 at 10:56 AM EDT
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CHARLES CITY, VA (WWBT) - State Police are looking for the driver of a tractor trailer that hit two bicyclists in Charles City County Saturday morning and kept going.

42-year-old Jonathan Clark of North Carolina and 55-year-old Will Bagby, of Richmond are still recovering from the accident.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Clark was in surgery for eight hours over the weekend.

Police say shortly after 11:30 a.m. Saturday the driver of a tractor trailer tried to pass a group of four bicyclists on Route 106 by crossing the double solid line. He swerved back into his lane to avoid striking a Ford F-150 head-on and struck two cyclists.

The driver of the Ford F-150, who was traveling southbound, ran off the right side of the roadway to avoid being struck by the tractor-trailer.

The two adult male bicyclists, who were wearing safety helmets, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and were flown by med-flight to VCU Medical Center. The driver of the Ford was not injured.

The tractor-trailer driver did not stop at the crash scene. Witnesses described the cab of the tractor being red in color and the trailer being white in color. Anyone with information on the tractor-trailer is asked to contact state police at (804) 553-3445.

The crash remains under investigation.

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