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MCSO arrests driver who swerved into bicyclists

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MCSO has found a vehicle similar to this one in connection with the accident. MCSO has found a vehicle similar to this one in connection with the accident.
Eric Nunez (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Eric Nunez (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Sheriff's investigators said they've arrested a man who veered off the road, hitting three bicyclists Saturday night.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said Eric Nunez, 32, was arrested and booked on five felony charges, including fleeing the scene of an accident.

Maricopa County Deputy Joaquin Enriquez said just after 10 p.m. Saturday, Nunez was driving south on 115th Avenue and had just passed Happy Valley Road when he came upon the bikers. For some reason, the truck swerved to the right.

At that point, it hit three bicyclists who were walking their bikes on the dirt shoulder. They were identified as Cam Nelson, her 6-year-old son and Lance Taylor.

"The suspect vehicle did not stop and fled the scene of the collision to the south," said Enriquez. 

Nelson was screened by emergency medical responders. She was then transported by air ambulance to John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Taylor and Nelson's son were both screened by medical professionals and released from the hospital later.

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