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Driver didn't stop after hitting Dallas cyclists

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Two Dallas cyclists are outraged. The driver of a white pickup truck ran a red light, hit them and never stopped to help.

The accident happened Sunday at about 8:30 p.m. Sean Clancy and his girlfriend Melanie Jarrett were riding their bicycles down Hall Street near Baylor University Medical Center.

"I feel like I got hit by a truck, well because I actually did get hit by a truck," Clancy said.

They had the green light at the Gaston Avenue intersection. But as they crossed, the truck hit them.

"He ran a red light immediately. He hit me. We were just making our way through," Clancy said.

He was ahead of his girlfriend so he ended up with the brunt of the impact. He was thrown 5 or 6 feet.

"I just remember crawling through the intersection to him to see if he was okay," Jarrett said.

Nurses from the hospital rushed to their side.

Joahchim Samano watched as the truck sped away. He jumped out of his own car.

"They already had people coming to help them in the middle of the street so I just decided we should go after the truck and get their license plate," he said.

Clancy suffered a concussion. Jarrett ended up with bumps and bruises. Both will need new bicycles.

And both hope their story encourages drivers to share the road with cyclists.

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