Update: Bicyclist condition improving after hit by vehicle last month

UPDATE: TYLER -- (KYTX) A bicyclist who was struck by an SUV last month remains hospitalized, but her condition has been upgraded to good condition according to a hospital spokesperson.

42-year-old Kristin Blaise was 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.  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 cell phone. He was cited by police for failure to control speed.



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