Cyclist Critically Injured in Austin Hit-and-Run

Cyclist Critically Injured in Austin Hit-and-Run

On Monday evening, February 5, 2024, Austin Police Department (APD) officers were called to the scene of a hit-and-run incident in the 10500 block of Dessau Road. The incident occurred around 6:54 p.m. when an unidentified vehicle struck a 59-year-old Hispanic female cyclist.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the driver fled the scene immediately after the collision without offering assistance or calling emergency services. The victim sustained multiple life-threatening injuries and was promptly transported to a local hospital for urgent medical care.

As of the latest update, the victim remains in critical condition.

Authorities urge anyone with pertinent information regarding the incident to come forward and assist with the investigation. Tips can be submitted anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program via their website at or by calling 512-472-8477.

A reward of up to $1,000 may be available for any information that leads to an arrest.