Deputies: Woman who hit bicyclist arrested

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MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – A woman accused of driving into a bicyclist was arrested in Macon County. 

Deputies say a 26-year-old woman from Decatur hit the man at about 6:50 p.m. on Oct. 30 while driving on Route 36 east of Shaw Road. The victim, a 56-year-old Atwood man, had fractured bones and internal injuries. He left the hospital Wednesday after going through surgery.

Law enforcement arrested the woman on Nov. 8. They say she told them she thought she hit a deer instead of a person. She was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash and released from jail with a notice to appear in court. That appearance is scheduled for Dec. 14.

Investigators found a piece of a red car bumper at the scene. They determined it came from a Chevrolet Impala made between 2000 and 2005.

Deputies say they aren’t naming the woman until she is arraigned. Her charge is a felony.

“The Macon County Sheriff’s Office wants to thank everyone that contacted Crime Stoppers and our office with information related to this collision,” Macon County deputies said in a Friday statement.

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