UPDATE: Madison police release surveillance photos of car that hit bicyclist

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UPDATE (WKOW) — Madison police have released a picture of the car that hit a bicyclist Sunday night.

The vehicle is described as a small red car. It was going inbound on East Washington Avenue when it struck the bicyclist near Lien Road. Police say the vehicle was going at a high rate of speed when the driver blew the stop light and hit the 21-year-old victim. 

Police say the bicyclist does not remember what happened, but video surveillance shows the entire thing. The bicyclist had been on Lien Road and had stopped at the East Washington Avenue crosswalk. She got a walk light and as she moved into the road, the red car hit her. The video shows the bicyclist crashing into the car’s windshield and ending up five or six car lengths away from the crosswalk in the middle of the road.

“We can see in the video that she appears to go up over the hood of this car and into the windshield,” said Madison police spokesperson Joel DeSpain.

Police say a Madison Metro Driver and a Madison Fire Department ambulance crew nearby stopped to help the woman. Police say the car never stopped. The Madison Police Department says the victim had surgery this morning after suffering head and leg injuries.
“We were fortunate, in the sense that we had a lot of really good people who came to the aid of this woman, including a Madison Metro bus driver, Madison Fire Department ambulance crew that wasn’t on a call, just happened to be going through the area. They were all on the scene within about a minute,” DeSpain said.
Police were able to grab a few screenshots of the vehicle from the surveillance video. They say the red vehicle will likely have front-end and windshield damage.
If you have any information on the incident or the vehicle, you can call Madison Area Crime Stoppers anonymously at (608) 266-6014.


MADISON (WKOW) — Police are looking for a driver who hit a bicyclist in Madison late Sunday night, according to the Madison Police Department.

The incident happened at about 10:45 p.m. at the intersection of East Washington Avenue and Lein Road.

Lanes were closed for about an hour while crews responded.

The bicyclist, a 21-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital. She is expected to be OK.

The driver of the vehicle hasn’t been located.

If you know anything about this incident you are asked to contact the Madison Police Department.

Courtesy: Madison Police Dept.


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