Tyler Police working accident involving bicyclist

Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 21:37 - Written by Miguel A Rivas, KYTX CBS19

TYLER -- (KYTX) A bicyclist is taken to ETMC after being struck by an SUV near the 7500 block of Old Jacksonville Highway.  It happened just after 8 p.m. as a group of 7-10 cyclists were heading northbound on the highway.  Tyler Police tell us the woman hit is 42-year-old Kristin Blaise.  A close friend tells us Blaise is an avid cyclist.  Tyler Police said the woman was conscious at the scene, but suffered serious injuries.  The driver of the Chevy Tahoe that hit the biker was 20-year-old Devin Hunter.  Police say the accident was caused by Hunter distracted on his cellphone.  He was cited by police for failure to control speed.