Driver admits to hit-and-run that severely injured Teal Road bicyclist

New court documents are revealing more about a hit-and-run crash that severely injured a bicyclist this weekend.

Posted: Apr 15, 2020 2:29 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — New court documents are revealing more about a hit-and-run crash that severely injured a bicyclist this weekend.

Prosecutors filed three formal charges against Austin Foster, 20 of Lafayette, Wednesday. Prosecutors said he had marijuana in his system when he hit and injured Jordan Stribling, 29 of Lafayette, in the 3200 block of Teal Road Saturday.

According to court documents, about 7 p.m. police found Stribling laying in the middle of the road conscious, but not responding. Police said Stribling was bleeding from the head, torso and legs. Stribling was taken to the hospital and later flown to Indianapolis for treatment, according to police. He remains hospitalized and has undergone surgery, according to court documents. 

A witness told police he and his co-workers had just gotten off work. According to court documents, the witness was driving west on Teal Road and the bicyclist had tried to cross Teal Road going south. The witness told police a black Ford drove around him, hit the bicyclist and kept on driving. The man told police he knew of the driver from work, but didn't know his name.

Another man was able to identify the driver of the Ford as Foster. He said they worked together.

Police found Foster at his home where he admitted to just getting off work, hitting the bicyclist and driving away, according to court documents.

Foster tested positive for marijuana during a urine test at the hospital. He is facing three charges including two counts of leaving the scene of an accident and causing serious bodily injury when operating a vehicle with a schedule I or schedule II substance in the body.

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