Victim of hit-and-run cycling crash shares her story

Search continues for driver

Two women riding bikes were hit by a car in Davidsonville, Md., last weekend. To make matters worse, the driver of the car kept going. 

The crash happened on Central Avenue near the Patuxent River Bridge.  Flowers have been tied to a pole close to where the cyclists were hit last Saturday. 

Anne Arundel County police said a Honda CR-V knocked Maile Neel off her bike first and then knocked Lynn Kristianson off the saddle and kept going.

"I can't imagine hitting two people with my car and driving on and leaving them lying on the side of the road, and I can't think of anything but cold-blooded," said Neel.    

Neel is afraid the leads will go cold soon.  The more time that passes, the more likely a driver will fix his car and keep going.

The two were on a 126-mile ride through the back roads of Maryland.  Witnesses tell police they were on or near the edge of the road where it narrows. 

Neel has muscular injuries and bruising, but her biking partner is still on life support at Shock Trauma.

“She has extreme injuries, multiple broken limbs.  She's having difficulty breathing," said Neel.  "She has two broken legs, broken pelvis, broken ankle, broken arm." 

Police describe the car as a light-colored Honda CR-V.  It's been almost a week, but it had damage to the right side and it was missing a mirror. 

If you can help with the investigation, you're asked to call Anne Arundel Co. police:  410-222-8573.

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