Six cyclists critically injured when large pickup truck plows into large group of "Bike the Bluff" participants on East Deuce of Clubs in Show Low, Arizona

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Modified Date: 
Mon, 06/21/2021 - 5:40pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, June 19, 2021

Half-dozen cyclists in critical condition after driver strikes group participating in bike event

Half-dozen cyclists in critical condition after driver hits group participating in bike event; suspect shot by police, taken to hospital

The collision occurred at approximately 7:25 a.m., according to the Show Low Police Department. The driver’s vehicle struck multiple bicyclists, at least six of whom were transported to a local medical center by emergency responders, including one who was airlifted from the scene.

Police shoot driver who allegedly hit bicyclists, injuring 6 in Show Low

The truck then took off, Sleighter said, and officers began a pursuit before opening fire on the driver about a mile down the road. "In the process of that pursuit he was shot," Sleighter said.

Authorities: Suspect ran over six cyclists before getting shot by Show Low officer

Four people at the bike event are in critical condition and two others are in critical, but stable condition. The suspect is in critical, but stable condition.

Driver rams cyclists in Arizona race, critically injuring 6

Driver rams cyclists in Arizona race, critically injuring 6

Police said a Ford pickup truck struck the bicyclists about 7:25 a.m. in downtown Show Low during the annual 58-mile (93-kilometer) Bike the Bluff race, then fled. Officers pursued the driver and tried to stop him before he was shot, authorities said.

Witness tells of horror as truck rams into Arizona bike race

“He’s got a compound fracture, and I’m just saying, ‘Hey man keep breathing, keep breathing. Help’s on its way. Hey man, you’re going to be OK.’” Quinones said.

Driver who rammed bicyclists in Arizona race has DUI history

In 2010, three DUI-related charges, including having a third DUI, were dropped as part of an agreement where Chock pleaded guilty to felony aggravated DUI and shoplifting. He also pleaded no contest to aggravated assault.

Topics: 
Hit and Run
People Involved: 
Shawn Michael Chock

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