The Opelika man who was struck Saturday evening on by vehicle while riding his bicycle on Shug Jordan Parkway near Richland Road is in stable condition at The Medical Center in Columbus.
On Saturday, August 8, 2009 at approximately 5:40 a.m. the Auburn Police Division responded to that area of Shug Jordan Parkway in reference to the report of a bicycle rider being struck by a vehicle.
Upon arrival, officers found an unconscious man in the roadway who, according to a fellow cyclist, had been hit by a passing vehicle. The victim, identified as Tyler M. Garner, age 39, of Opelika was airlifted by Lifesaver helicopter to Columbus Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
The vehicle that hit Garner left the scene of the accident, but returned approximately 50 minutes later. Police are not releasing any information about the driver except that he's a 21-year-old Auburn man.
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The accident is under investigation and no charges have been filed. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Auburn Police Division at 334-501-3110.