Bicyclist victim of hit and run

Saturday, April 10, 2004

A Cape Girardeau bicyclist was injured around 8:40 p.m. Thursday when he was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle at William and Missouri streets.

Police Cpl. Ike Hammonds identified the victim as Archie L. Adams, 38, of 19 S. Ellis St., in Cape Girardeau. Adams was admitted to a hospital for injuries described as disabling but not life-threatening.

Hammonds said police have recovered what they believe to be the vehicle that hit Adams, a 1996 red Ford Taurus. Witnesses to the accident gave police a description of the vehicle. The driver is not yet in custody, Hammonds said.