Woman hit by car while biking to work Wednesday morning in south Topeka

Published: Mar. 25, 2020 at 6:56 AM CDT
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A woman is in the hospital this morning with injuries not believed to be life-threatening after she was hit by a vehicle while riding her bicycle to work in south Topeka.

The collision was reported around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in the northbound lanes of the 5200 block of S.W. Topeka Boulevard. Jennifer Devore, 49, of Topeka, was traveling northbound on her bike when she was struck from behind by a vehicle.

Shawnee County sheriff's officials said at the scene that the vehicle didn't stop and that the collision is being investigated as a hit-and-run incident.

Devore was taken to the hospital by American Medical Response ambulance with non life-threatening injuries.

Devore's two daughters came to the scene to pick up their mother's bike. They told 13 NEWS their mother rides her bike to work every morning at the Wendy's restaurant at S.W. 3250 S.W. Topeka Blvd.

They said their mother was able to speak with them on her mobile phone after her bike was struck by the vehicle.

Anyone with information should contact Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

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