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Two cyclists recovering after being hit by vehicle

Instead of spending summer at school in Atlanta, Stephanie Chiang will be at her mother's home in Pooler recovering from injuries. Instead of spending summer at school in Atlanta, Stephanie Chiang will be at her mother's home in Pooler recovering from injuries.
Near Fort Pulaski is where a vehicle slammed into them. Near Fort Pulaski is where a vehicle slammed into them.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Two cyclists are recovering tonight after they say they were hit by a vehicle and the driver sped off leaving them behind.

Instead of spending summer at school in Atlanta, Stephanie Chiang will be at her mother's home in Pooler recovering from injuries.

"I have a fractured vertebra and a whole lot of bruises and cuts to where I can't move my body," said Chiang.

Stephanie and Matt decided to ride on the road instead of the path.

"I was on a road bike and it's not paved and it's gravel and difficult to ride on it," said Chiang.

Near Fort Pulaski is where the vehicle slammed into them. Stephanie says the driver hit her first, sending her flying into the marsh. Her boyfriend Matt was also thrown off his bike. Both of them were taken to the hospital, but neither remembers much about the incident.

They are thankful to be alive and were wearing helmets though.

"My helmet is pretty messed up, we had just bought them that day and decided we needed helmets if riding a distance," said Chiang. "I don't know what would have happened probably wouldn't be here, which is scary."

Now Stephanie is hoping either someone saw something, or the driver comes forward.

"I've been told it was a white pickup truck and it's missing the passenger rear view mirror and passenger head lamp," said Chiang. "I hope they turn themselves in or someone find them because it's not right to leave two kids when they have been hit by a car, not right at all."

And it's not right that she will have to spend summer getting better and not in school.

If you have any information on the hit and run, contact the Savannah-Chatham police or CrimeStoppers 912.234.2020.

Reported by: Brooke Kelley, bkelley@wtoc.com

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