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Cyclist Injured in Hit-and-Run in Blue Mound, 2 Arrested: Police

The cyclist had major injuries to his head and chest

Ricardo Torres and Delano Mercado are facing charges after police say they ran over a man after an altercation.
Blue Mound Police

A bicyclist was injured after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run early Sunday in Blue Mound, police say.

Officers were called about 1 a.m. to the 1700 block of Glenn Drive, where the cyclist had been hit. The cyclist was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital with major injuries to his head and chest, police said.

The 36-year-old remained in the ICU on a ventilator Monday, police said.

Officers located the driver of the vehicle, Ricardo Torres and a passenger Delano Mercado at a home in Fort Worth, and took both into custody.

Torres, 17, was transported to the Blue Mound jail and faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with physical evidence, police said.

Mercado, 17, faces charges of failure to report a felony and tampering with physical evidence.

Investigators think the victim was involved in an altercation with Torres and Mercado several minutes prior to being run over. Officers think the driver intentionally ran over the victim because of that altercation.

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