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Cyclist in intensive care after hit-skip on Spring Grove Avenue

Sadoff and his family (Provided by relatives) Sadoff and his family (Provided by relatives)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

A father remains in intensive care after he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle on Spring Grove Avenue Sunday.

A witness said the driver appeared to intentionally hit Michael Sadoff before fleeing the scene. The father of five was slammed from behind and thrown off his bicycle.

Sadoff, 44, is being treated for a fractured a tibia and vertebra at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Doctors are hoping he’ll be able to walk again, his family says.

His daughter, Autumn Sadoff and her mother Abby Artemisia say they still can't understand why the driver never stopped. 

"He's doing better. He's been through 2 surgeries and what they said is they're encouraged by the fact that he does have some movement in his limbs, but his fine motor skills have been impaired,” Artemisia said.

Bicycle injuries are up across the state. The President of the Cincinnati Cycling Club, Derek Drifmeyer, is calling for the city to take action.

He says more citations need to be issued when drivers don't follow the new 3-feet law requiring drivers to give cyclists more room. He also says the bicycle transportation plan, which will add more bicycle lanes across the city over the next 15 years, needs to move quicker.

"It's been slow they need to pick up the pace a little bit Cincinnati is the third fastest growing bike commuter city in the country and our infrastructure is behind the times,” Drifmeyer said.

The driver remains at large. The car is described as a newer Maroon Cadillac, which will likely have front end damage due to the crash.          

Anyone with information should contact Cincinnati Police.

The family has set up set up an account to help Michael Sadoff as he recovers from his injuries. 

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