Monday, December 31, 2018

Joplin bicyclist struck, injured by hit-and-run driver

A Joplin bicyclist was injured in an accident 10:10 a.m. today on MO 43, one mile south of Joplin.

According to the Highway Patrol report, an unknown vehicle struck the bicycle Preston Schoonover, 32, Joplin, was riding on the rear tire, causing Schoonover to lose control and travel off the roadway, ejecting him.

The vehicle that struck the bicycle left the scene.

Schoonover was treated for minor injuries at Mercy Hospital, Joplin.

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