Man on bicycle hit by car early Monday morning, left in ditch

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Broken Arrow police are investigating a hit-and-run incident that occurred early Monday morning, leaving a bicyclist injured.

Emergency responders were on the scene just after 4:30 a.m. on State Highway 51 near Nashville Street.  Upon arrival they found an adult male had been hit by a vehicle.

Brendan Simmons, 24, is a Specialist on active duty with the United States Army, officials say.  He was riding his bike to work at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in east Broken Arrow when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle.

Police say Simmons was thrown from his bike and came to rest in a drainage ditch on the west side of the highway. He was wearing high-visibility reflective clothing at the time of the accident.

Simmons was transported by paramedics to a Tulsa hospital where he was admitted in stable condition.

Police say the vehicle that hit Simmons fled the scene and at this point they have no information other than it may have damage to the front passenger side.

Anyone with information is about the vehicle or driver is asked to call the Broken Arrow Police Department at (918) 259-8400 or Crime Stoppers at (918) 596-COPS.

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