UPDATE: Bicyclist hit by motorist on Old Jacksonville Highway listed in fair condition

Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 16:07 - Written by

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UPDATE: Kristin Blaise is listed in fair condition in a Tyler hospital.


TYLER (KYTX) -- A bicyclist was taken to ETMC after being struck by an SUV near the 7500 block of Old Jacksonville Highway Tuesday evening.

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 a 20-year-old man.  Police say the accident was caused by the driver being distracted on his cell phone.  He was cited by police for failure to control speed.