• Bicyclist hit, left for dead; police searching for driver

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    SUMMIT TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police believe a man on a bicycle in Butler County was hit and left for dead Wednesday morning, when the driver took off without calling or telling anyone.

    The hit-and-run happened along Bonnie Drive, just off east Butler Road in Summit Township around 7 a.m.

    It's an industrial area with no homes around and a dead end street.

    Someone called 911 and when police arrived, they found Brian McFadden, 39, of Butler lying next to his bicycle.


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    Police say he was unconscious and they don't know how long he may have been there. 

    The initial investigation shows he was hit from behind by a vehicle that will have front end, passenger-side damage. 

    Troopers are going to the various businesses along that road collecting their surveillance video, trying to get a timeline of Mcfadden's bicycle ride and the cars that traveled in the area. 

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    The victim was flown by helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital.

    State police say his condition is not good and that the victim probably never saw this coming.

    Investigators say whoever hit him knew they hit a person and did not stop. 


     

     

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