A woman has been arrested and is facing multiple charges after police say she hit a man riding a bicycle in northeast Charlotte early Friday and drove off without stopping.
It happened around 12:50 a.m. in the 200 block of Matheson Avenue, near N. Tryon Street. On arrival, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers found a bicyclist, Gregory Curran Mobley, 29, who had been struck in the westbound lane of Matheson. He was transported by Medic to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, officials said.
The vehicle that struck him failed to stop, police said. However, officials said they received a call not long after to check on the welfare of a motorist on N. Tryon Street with a damaged windshield and flat tire.
Officers found the vehicle in the 4400 block of N. Tryon Street, and an investigation revealed it was the vehicle that struck the bicyclist, said a statement from police.
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The driver, Tamara Gisell Juarez, has been charged with felony hit and run, driving while impaired, driving with her license revoked, open container, and failure to reduce speed to avoid collision, police said.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Detective N.S. Bush at 704-432-2169