Bicyclist flown to hospital after hit & run in Guntersville; suspect caught

(Photo: Carson Clark/WHNT News 19)

(Photo: Carson Clark/WHNT News 19)

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police have charged a man with leaving the scene of an accident Tuesday morning in Guntersville.  Police say Robert Wesley Westmoreland, 33, hit a bicyclist and drove away.

The collision happened around 9:30 a.m. on Highway 431 in Guntersville, on top of the mountain in front of the Wavaho station.

Guntersville Police Chief Jim Peterson identified the man riding the bike as Presume Mibia.  He is Haitian, and was in the area on a work visa.

Mibia had severe injuries, police said, and was flown to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.  As of Wednesday afternoon, he was listed in good condition.

Witnesses at the scene were able to give a description of the driver and the Jeep Cherokee involved.  Albertville Police found him at the Crossroads Mall.


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