Woman dies after bicycle hit and run in Clinton Township

- Woman struck in a hit and run in Clinton Township Sunday night died from her injuries.

She had been riding a bicycle when she was hit, just after 10 p.m. Sunday night on Gratiot by an eastbound SUV on 16 Mile. The woman was riding northbound in the crosswalk when the crash took place. Police say the motorist took off leaving the scene.

"This was a tragic situation that had a real bad outcome," said Capt. Bruce Wade, Clinton Township police.

The woman was transported to a local hospital where she passed away from her injuries.

Police say the driver, a woman in her 20s, showed up to the police department claiming to be responsible nearly 10 hours later at 7:30 Monday morning.  

"She wasn't comfortable coming in right away," Wade said. "Obviously you're supposed to pull over and report accident right away and that will be considered when they go to review charges at the prosecutor’s office."

Police say they interviewed the woman who is cooperating with the investigation and she told police where they could find the vehicle she was driving.

"There was extensive damage to the vehicle," Wade said. "She explained her position. We did book her and we released her not sure if any charges."

As the investigation continues police are working to determine who was at fault and they want witnesses to come forward. 

"We're trying to put accident together," Wade said. "We have bike, vehicle and debris so between all pieces we should be able to line up what happened. Obviously we need to know who had the right away."

Police are not releasing the name of the victim but they say they're working to learn why she was riding her bike at night

"Obviously a little after 10 it's dark out and conditions are not favorable for someone to be out on a bike," Wade said.
 

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