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Trio sought for assaulting 71-year-old bicyclist from moving car

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 6, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
July 6, 2011 3:06 pm

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies are searching for three people who hung out the windows of a moving car Saturday to assault a 71-year-old bicyclist in Puyallup.

Witnesses saw three people inside a four-door sedan driving in the 12800 block of Pioneer Way East. Just before 3 p.m., the driver veered off the road to move closer to a bicyclist who was traveling in the same direction.

A woman in the front seat and a passenger in the back leaned out and began hitting and pushing the bicyclist, who lost control and crashed.

The victim, a Redmond man, was taken to Tacoma General Hospital with serious head and internal injuries. Witnesses said he was wearing a helmet.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charges of the three suspects.

The woman in the front passenger seat was 18-25 and had strawberry-blond hair in a ponytail. The driver was described as a white man between the ages of 16-20. The only detail witnesses noticed about the back-seat passenger is that he or she had short hair.

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