Bicyclist says city vehicle hit him, fled scene - KCTV5

Bicyclist says city vehicle hit him, fled scene

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A man riding a bicycle told police that he was struck by a city vehicle, and the driver fled the scene, Kansas City police said Wednesday afternoon.

The man was not seriously injured. He was riding the bike near 61st Terrace and Brookside Boulevard on the Trolley Trail near the Roasterie coffee shop.

He said he was traveling south when he struck by the eastbound vehicle. He said that the driver asked him if he was OK. When he said he was OK, the driver said he would call an ambulance and then took off.

The rider told KCTV5 that it was a brown "round shaped" passenger vehicle with a City of Fountains logo on the side, which is why he believes it's a city vehicle. He also believes due to the shape that it's an older model vehicle.

City spokesman Chris Hernandez said the city doesn't typically use brown vehicles and urged caution before assuming it was a city vehicle that hit the man.

The victim suffered gashes and road rash. He went to the coffee shop for help and an ambulance was called.

The victim walked into the ambulance where he was treated by paramedics. He then returned to his bike and rolled away.

He said he plans to sue the driver.

The crash happened about 3:30 p.m.

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