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Clackamas man charged with hit-and-run of bicyclist
A Clackamas man was arrested Tuesday after hitting a bicyclist with his vehicle and then fleeing the scene, according to authorities.
Robert B. Hyer, 30, told police he was riding his bike in front of the entry to a gas station on the west side of Southest 82nd Avenue around 3 p.m. when a Ford pickup turned into the station and hit Hyer, knocking him to the ground.
The pickups driver, 49-year-old Leodan Juarez Belton, checked on Hyer, went into the gas station store to purchase ice for him and then fled in his pickup when he heard the sirens of emergency vehicles approaching the scene, police said.
A Clackamas Fire District No. 1 firefighter was able to provide an Oregon State Police trooper with the Beltons vehicle license plate information.
Authorities from OSP and the Clackamas County Sheriffs Office were able to take Belton into custody around 4:15 p.m. after he had abandoned his vehicle and attempted to walk into his home.
Hyer, meanwhile, was transported to Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital in an ambulance for treatment of minor injuries.
Belton was charged for the felony hit-and-run and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail.