Cycling

6 cyclists in critical condition after being plowed by pickup truck in Arizona bike race

Police say a driver in a pickup truck has plowed into bicyclists competing in a community road race in Arizona, critically injuring several riders.

Officers chase down driver and shot him outside a nearby hardware store

Police in Arizona say six cyclists have been taken to a hospital in critical condition after a pickup truck plowed into bicyclists competing in a community road race in the mountain town of Show Low, about a three-hour drive northeast of Phoenix. (Valery Hache/Getty Images)

Police say a driver in a pickup truck has plowed into bicyclists competing in a community road race in Arizona, critically injuring several riders.

Authorities say officers then chased down the driver Saturday and shot him outside a nearby hardware store.

Police say six cyclists have been taken to a hospital in critical condition after the crash in the mountain town of Show Low, about a three-hour drive northeast of Phoenix.

The 35-year-old suspect also has been hospitalized in critical condition. The circumstances of the shooting haven't been released yet. Police say it happened after officers pursued the driver and tried to stop him.

Add some “good” to your morning and evening.

A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you.

Sign up now

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?

now