Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes Cyclist In Murfreesboro

Posted at 10:14 PM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 00:00:18-04

Officers with the Murfreesboro Police have asked for the public's help in finding a driver that hit a cyclist on Broad Street.

Officials said the crash happened early Monday morning, a driver on Broad Street hit Robert Maples, a cyclist riding on the shoulder of the road.

The driver then continued down the road and left the scene. The impact sent Maples flying through mid-air, and left him on the side of the road early this morning.

He was wearing a helmet, so he didn’t sustain any major injuries.

Police said the vehicle that hit Maples was likely a tan Chevy Venture van with a model year between 1999 and 2005, with a missing right side view mirror.

Maples said he wants to know why the driver just took off.

“I just can’t believe he left,” Maples said.  “I mean, accidents happen, but I could have been there bleeding to death.”

If you know anything about the hit and run incident, call Murfreesboro police.