Tyler cyclist in stable condition after being hit by SUV
POSTED: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 7:50am
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 11:36am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) —
An East Texas bicyclist who was hit by an SUV Tuesday evening is now in stable condition at a local hospital.
According to the Tyler Police Department at around 8:10 p.m., Kristin Blaise, 42, of Tyler, was hit by an SUV driven by 20-year-old Devin Hunter in the 7500 block of Old Jacksonville Highway near Fresh.
Police tell KETK, Blaise and a group of riders were biking in the outer northbound lane of the highway. Hunter was also traveling northbound and was using his cell phone. When he went to put it away, he suddenly saw Blaise but could not avoid contact.
Hunter was cited for failing to control speed.
Blaise, a New York native who now resides in Tyler, was taken to a local hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and is now said to be in stable condition.