Cyclist hospitalized after being hit by car during charity ride

Two people have been taken to the hospital with injuries following an accident in Valley City Saturday morning.

Two people have been taken to the hospital with injuries following an accident in Valley City Saturday morning.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a blue Chevrolet was heading east on Grafton Road around 7:30 a.m. when it swerved to avoid a black sedan that was going left-of-center in the opposite direction. The Chevy lost control and hit a bicyclist who was participating in the "Bike MS: Buckeye Breakaway 2017" event.

The Chevy then hit a utility pole and a parked car before coming to a rest. The left-of-center sedan never stopped, and authorities are now searching for the suspected driver.

The bicyclist, a 22-year-old Northfield woman, was air-lifted to MetroHealth in Cleveland. The driver of the Chevy, a 57-year-old woman from Columbia Station, was taken to the Brunswick branch of the Cleveland Clinic with minor injuries. Police are still looking for the driver in the black sedan who allegedly caused the accident.

This is a developing story. Please stay with WKYC for any further updates.

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