Bicyclist struck by hit-and-run driver is in critical condition, police say

54-year-old man hit on Vine Street
Bicyclist struck by hit-and-run driver
Bicyclist struck by hit-and-run driver
Posted at 10:34 PM, Oct 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 08:53:49-04

CINCINNATI -  A bicyclist struck by a hit-and-run driver was in critical condition Sunday night, Cincinnati police said.

Brenner Jackson, 54, was struck after 6 p.m. at Vine Street and McMicken Avenue in Over-the-Rhine. Jackson was riding south in the northbound lanes of Vine Street when he was hit by a 2014 Chrysler 200 going north, police said.

The driver abandoned the car and ran away. Police have not been able to identify the driver. Any witnesses of this crash are asked to contact the Cincinnati Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (513) 352-2514

The Tri-State has seen a rash of bicyclists and pedestrians struck by cars in the past month. Seven have died, including a 12-year-old boy riding his bike to school. Three pedestrians were killed just last week: a babysitter pushing a stroller in a crosswalk, a walker on a 7 a.m. stroll in her neighborhood and a 77-year-old woman hit in a downtown crosswalk.

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A suspected hit-and-driver killed himself last week after his passenger turned him in to police, according to the Ross Township chief.

Police tape blocks intersection at Vine and McMicken.

Jackson was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Speed does not appear to be a factor in this crash, police said. Impairment is unknown.

The Traffic Unit is continuing the investigation and any witnesses are asked to call 513-352-2514.