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Cyclist Nearly Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver Speaks Out

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by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A week after almost being killed in a cycling accident in Downtown Nashville, the victim of a hit-and-run spoke out about her terrifying night.

Molly Meinbresse was cycling home from a friend's house early Sunday on the Korean Veterans Bridge when a driver hit her, sending her flying 50 feet before she hit the ground. The driver drove away.

Since then, Molly has undergone several surgeries, leaving her with five titanium plates around her face.

On Saturday, she had a message for the hit-and-run driver.

"It hurts my heart, I wish they wouldn't have left me," Meinbresse said.  "I know they made a mistake like anyone could make a mistake, but they left me for dead."

Some of Molly's friends in the cycling community held a bicycle rally downtown in her honor on Saturday afternoon.

"The friends that are having the rally for me today it's unbelievable the support they're showing me," Molly said.

"We've gathered here as a critical mass to bring more awareness to our dear friend Molly who got hit by a car last weekend," said Natalie Burt.

Molly's friends said if the accident happened to someone else she would have been the one to organize a downtown bike ride in their honor.

Everyone who participated knows it could have easily been them in the hospital.

"Everyone's either known someone who's got hit, has been hit themselves, and is always in the potential for being in a wreck like that, you know?" she continued.

There was no description of the person who hit Molly or the car that person was driving.

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