A St. Louis cyclist is recovering after a hit-and-run accident last month. According to University City Police, a van hit the cyclist at the intersection of Delmar and 170. University City police officers reported a green utility van speed through the onramp to I-170 and struck the eastbound cyclist on Delmar. The cyclist was not at fault because he had a green light as he rode through the intersection. The driver of the van drove away from the scene without stopping. The cyclist was seriously injured and spent five days in the hospital. He was treated for several broken ribs, a fractured leg, and a collapsed lung. The cyclist said he typically trained close to six days a week. He will probably not be able to ride a bike for another six months. The cyclist has suffered serious damages such as loss of a bicycle, medical bills of over $6,000, and severe pain and suffering. The investigation continues, and police are still looking for a green van that was driven by a Caucasian male.
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