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6 cyclists still in critical condition after being hit by truck in Show Low, police say

Six bicyclists were transported to the hospital. Four of them were in critical condition and the suspect is critical but stable, authorities said.

SHOW LOW, Ariz. — Six bicyclists over the age of 55 remain in critical condition after being hit by a truck during an annual benefit event in Show Low on Saturday, the city's police department said.

A Black Super Duty Ford F150 hit multiple bicyclists near the westbound lanes of Highway 60 in front of Horne Auto Collision Center before driving away from the scene, authorities said. The incident happened during the Master Men 55 years and older category of an annual "Bike the Bluff" event.

The police department sent out a status summary of the seven victims involved in the incident, which included:

  • Three cyclists at Flagstaff Medical Center in critical condition
  • Two cyclists at Banner Medica Center-Phoenix in critical condition
  • One cyclist at University Medical Center of New Mexico in critical condition
  • One cyclist at Summit Healthcare in stable condition

Six of the cyclists were transported to Summit Healthcare by local medical personnel. Two of those six were transferred to Flagstaff Medical Center. A separate cyclist had to be transported by air to the medical center.

Officers pursued the driver, identified by police as 35-year-old Shawn Chock, who hit the cyclists to the area of South 3rd Drive and West Oliver. An officer shot the suspect behind a nearby Ace Hardware store.

The suspect is also in critical condition but stable, authorities said. 

The incident is currently being investigated by the Show Low Police Department, the Navajo County Sheriff's Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

This is a developing story. Tune into 12 News for the latest information.

Credit: Jim Headley - The White Mountain Independent

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