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Driver rams cyclists in Arizona race, critically injuring 6

Bicyclists Struck Driver Shot
Posted at 11:38 PM, Jun 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-19 23:38:57-04

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a driver in a pickup truck plowed into bicyclists competing in a community road race in Arizona, critically injuring several riders.

Police say officers chased the driver Saturday and shot him outside a nearby hardware store.

Six cyclists are in critical condition after the crash in the mountain town of Show Low, about a three-hour drive northeast of Phoenix. One was flown to a hospital near Phoenix.

The 35-year-old suspect also was hospitalized in critical condition. A city spokeswoman said the suspect didn't comply when officers tried to arrest him, but the circumstances of the shooting haven't been released.