Motorcyclist Flees Scene After Striking Cyclist

The hunt is on for a motorcycle rider who police say knocked down a bicyclist and then kept going.

It happened this weekend in Stafford Springs.

“When I was hit in the road at the time I didn’t know if I was going to survive,” says Sonia Taylor-Smith.

Sonia Taylor-Smith and her husband Keith had been riding south on Route 32 close to the shoulder went things went horribly wrong Saturday afternoon.

Sonia says she heard a beep, saw a motorcycle behind her, and then felt the motorcycle hit her back tire.

“Immediately I went head over handles of my bicycle, I hit my head first on the road. I skidded across the road,” says Sonia Taylor-Smith.

The man on the motorcycle kept going.

The couple says it appears the man had been out with a woman on a separate motorcycle.

She stopped briefly to tell Keith who had been riding ahead that something was wrong.

“She had a thick British accent, heavier set, long brown to dirty blonde hair that went down her back. Harley-style bike, hard-covered panniers, and it was a light colored bike,” says Keith Smith.

A Good Samaritan came to the rescue and soon Sonia was rushed to a hospital to be treated for cuts and bruises.

Now she’s recovering from her first bike ride after a cancer scare and searching for the man and woman on those Harley-style bikes.

“There was no concern if I was okay. They left,” says Sonia Taylor-Smith.

“Anybody who thinks these people sound familiar to them, come forward,” says Keith Smith.

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