Tuscon Bicyclist seriously injured; Driver Flees

Troy Gosnell -- photo: Tucson PD
Troy Gosnell — photo: Tucson PD

A Tucson bicyclist was struck from behind and seriously injured 2/14/2016 ~3PM; the driver fled the scene. Both were N/B on S Craycroft Rd near E 25th Street, Tucson. The cyclist was said to have been riding in a bike lane. He was also said to have not been wearing a helmet (no word on whether or not a helmet might have prevented the broken ribs, but I digress).

The suspect was located with the help of some surveillance photos; indicating that Tuscon PD invested significant resources into the investigation. 

Police arrested Troy Gosnell on suspicion of both leaving-the-scene, and aggravated assault, the latter indicating the police believe this is something more than a simple traffic collision.

Arizona court case lookup shows a number of past traffic difficulties for Gosnell including a couple of driving on a suspended license.

Pima Sheriff lists Try Gosnell as reference number CR16602594 awating $100,000 bond. Pima County Superior court records are confusing (and, annoyingly does not participate in Arizona court case lookup), at the moment nothing is showing (maybe just too soon); their search seems odd, too — direct link to search.

TPD Facebook Announcement February 15 at 6:31pm ·
***UPDATE*** YESTERDAY’S ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY
The suspect from yesterday’s Hit & Run collision with a bicyclist has been identified and taken into custody.
46-year-old Troy Gosnell was identified as the driver, thanks to the help of our local media and viewers that called police with tips. Gosnell was booked into the Pima County Jail this evening for Felony Hit & Run and Aggravated Assault w/Serious Physical Injury.
The victim suffered serious injuries, but is recovering.

 

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Man arrested in hit-and-run of bicyclist in central Tucson
…Troy Gosnell, 46, was booked into the Pima County jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and aggravated assault with serious physical injury, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

On Sunday shortly before 3 p.m., police responded to the 1500 block of South Craycroft Road and East 25th Street and found a bicyclist who was struck from behind, said Dugan.
The bicyclist was in a marked bicycle lane and was headed north on Craycroft. He was not wearing a helmet, Dugan said…
The victim was struck from behind by a white over gray mid-size SUV, Dugan said. The vehicle fled the scene.

Traffic detectives found that a vehicle fitting the description of the one linked to the crash pulled into a parking lot blocks north of the crash, said Dugan.

A still shot of a driver and a vehicle were obtained by investigators, said Dugan. The photographs were publicized by local media, and police received tips which led to the arrest, he said.

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