Police receive few tips week after bicyclist hurt in hit-and-run

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A week after a 53-year-old bicyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident, police say they have received few tips.

Roman Alvarez was riding his bike around 4 a.m. in the Lakewood neighborhood last Wednesday morning when he was struck by a full-size pickup truck.

Surveillance video shows Alvarez was dragged under the pickup truck at least 50 or 60 yards before he was left for dead on the side of the road.

Investigator Don Davidson said he desperately wants to solve the case.

“The bicyclist had a flashing red light on the back, he had an orange vest on, he had a headlight, he wore a helmet. He done everything you could do to be seen,” Davidson said.

He continued, “This person that ran him over ran up behind him and hit him and left him to die in the street. I’ve seen people with more regards for an animal.”

Alvarez remains hospitalized with a fractured pelvis and other severe injuries.

According to people at last week’s crash scene, Alvarez, a construction worker, rode his bike nine miles to work each day.

A secretary at the business told News 2 he is “humble” and “kind.” She also said the bike Alvarez was riding at the time of the accident was given to him by his boss.

Anyone with information on the hit-and-run accident is urged to call police at 615-74-CRIME. The vehicle is a full-sized two-door pickup truck that is believed to be silver, gray or white.

Police said the truck could have slight damage to its bumper.

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