5 cyclists hurt in Cleveland hit-and-run; driver arrested

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CLEVELAND  — A man has been arrested following a hit-and-run crash that sent five people to the hospital early Saturday morning.

It happened just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday near St. Clair Avenue and East 108th Street.

According to police, five people were riding their bikes in the westbound curb lane of St. Clair, when a 27-year-old man, driving a Chevrolet Impala, struck them, knocking them from their bikes onto the street.

An unknown female, who was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt behind the Impala, struck one of the victims who had been hit by the Impala and was lying in the roadway. The female driver then fled the scene, police say.

“What’s in the dark always comes to the light. Whoever the person that fled, they will be found. Somebody’s going to turn them in because if it was one of my grandkids who hit somebody, trust me, I would turn them in,” said Cheryl Wagner, who lives near the accident scene.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families.”

All five victims were taken to University Hospitals. Officials there say that two of them, a 42-year-old man and a 45-year-old man, are in stable condition.

The other three victims were treated and released. They include  two 24-year-old women, and a 17-year-old girl.

The man driving the Chevrolet Impala, Rondell L. Dungy, 27, has been arrested on charges of aggravated vehicular assault and suspected OVI. Police have not yet found the female driver.

Anyone with more information on this accident is asked to call the Cleveland Division of Police, immediately.

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