Cyclist In Shock Trauma After Hit-And-Run

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)—Hit-and-run. Anne Arundel County Police need your help finding the driver who hit a bicyclist and then took off.

Weijia Jiang reports a quick-thinking driver could help crack this case.

That cyclist remains at Shock Trauma in stable but critical condition, and police urge you to take a close look at the picture of the car involved to find the driver.

Evidence markers, medical saline solution and personal items remain at the scene where police say a car hit Steven Seigel of Annapolis from behind, and then fled, leaving the 59-year-old who was riding a bicycle fighting for his life.

“The person who struck the cyclist was operating a vehicle we believe to be a 2007 to 2009 Hyundai Elantra,” said Lt. Glenn Shanahan, Anne Arundel County Police.

One witness took a picture of the car involved.

Police say the impact was so severe that a light blew out and the right side of the windshield was shattered.  It happened 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday where East College Parkway and Bay Head Road intersect.

East College Parkway is the stretch that runs parallel to Route 50. Signs asking drivers to share the road with cyclists pop up about every half mile.

“There’s not room for both,” said Phillip Scott.

Scott is Seigel’s next door neighbor. Scott cycles 50 miles a day for his work commute and says despite the signs, every trip is risky.

“Bicyclists are invisible to the drivers in the automobiles,” Scott said. “It only takes one that doesn’t give that bicyclist any space.”

Another neighbor says that is often unintentional.

“It’s hard to see them because they go in and out of the shade and you don’t catch it,” said Bob Schneck, neighbor.

Anne Arundel County Police say this marks the third hit-and-run involving a cyclist in July alone.

In addition to this car, officers are looking for a woman they say struck and killed another victim.

Seigel is in critical yet stable condition. He was less than 1.5 miles away from his home when the car struck him.


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