Cyclist injured in Trace accident

By Danza Johnson/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Natchez Trace Parkway officials are looking for a vehicle involved in a Wednesday afternoon hit-and-run that left a cyclist injured.
About 1:25 p.m. on the Natchez Trace near Cliff Gookin Boulevard, a person was hit while riding a bicycle just south of Tupelo High School. According to authorities, the victim’s injuries were serious but not life-threatening. The victim’s name was not released.
Authorities are looking for a dark burgundy Ford F-150 in connection with the hit and run. Police said the truck should have considerable front-end damage as well as damage to the passenger side door.
This is the first bicycle accident on the Trace since two fatalities in 2009.
Anyone with information about Wednesday’s incident should call 911.

Contact Danza Johnson at (662) 678-1583 or danza.johnson@djournal.com.