Bicyclist hospitalized after early morning Roanoke crash

Authorities say injuries appear serious

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer
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ROANOKE, Va. - UPDATE

A bicyclist is in the hospital after an early morning crash in Northwest Roanoke, according to police. 

Authorities say around 2 a.m., officers responded to a crash at the intersection of Melrose Avenue NW and 30th Street NW and found a man lying on the ground a short distance from a damaged bicycle. 

The man was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for what authorities say appear to be serious injuries. 

A preliminary investigation shows a car was going east on Melrose Avenue when the bicyclist came down 30th Street NW and hit the front of the car, according to police. 

Authorities say the driver of the car stayed on scene and is cooperating with the investigation. 

According to police, no arrests or charges have been made regarding this incident, which is an ongoing investigation. 


ORIGINAL STORY

Authorities say they are investigating an early morning crash that resulted in serious injuries. 

The crash reportedly happened around 1:50 a.m. in Northwest Roanoke at the intersection of 30th Street NW and Melrose Ave. NW. 

Authorities say the crash did result in serious injuries, but can't confirm how many people were injured. 

Melrose Ave. eastbound between 29th Street NW and 30th Street NW is closed, but police say the road should be open soon 

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