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Injured cyclist recovering after Tulsa hit & run crash

Posted at 11:03 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 00:05:16-05

“I really hope that this person lies awake at night wondering if I survived or not. I want to know if this person cold sweat thinking they might have killed someone,” said Ry Lewis, who was injured while commuting on his bicycle Nov. 15.

Lewis said he’s thankful to be alive after he said a pickup slammed into him on his Thursday morning commute and smashed him into a fence where Peoria crosses over the Broken Arrow Expressway.

Lewis said he’s been riding to work for two years now and did everything he could to make himself visible to cars until Thursday morning when he started up Peoria towards 13th street.

Out of the blue, he says a pickup hit him, threw him into a fence and drove off.

He now has a titanium rod in his leg, plates and screws in the bottom of his knee.

Lewis said just about every bone in his leg is busted.

Instead of spending last Sunday at the Route 66 Marathon, he was in a hospital bed awaiting the second round of surgery at Saint John Medical Center.

If you have any information about this crash Lewis said he was struck around 7:18 Thursday morning around 7: just north of 15th and Peoria—call Tulsa police.

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