Cyclist searching for driver who hit her in Central City

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Taylon Floyd is still recovering at her mom's home in Slidell after a driver hit her while she was riding her bicycle and left her broken and bruised in Central City.

It happened Sunday morning as Floyd was traveling to work in the French Quarter. She was hit near the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Simon Bolivar Avenue.

"I was making a plan to go up on the sidewalk and cross the pedestrian way because it's very big and there are white lines and that's what I should do and then I woke up on the ground," Floyd said.

Witnesses said Floyd kept talking after she was hit as four people rushed to help her.

"When I was in the hospital they told me the car hit me from behind. I could not have told you that. I don't remember anything," Floyd said.

Floyd said detectives told her the car was a silver or gray 2006 model Honda SUV traveling between 35 and 45 mph.

"There was a headlight on the ground busted and there were four witnesses there. They said I hit the windshield with my head and now their windshield is busted," Floyd said.

Now she's left wondering why the person driving would hit her and leave her for dead.

"What if I was dead? If it's true that I flew backward, they had to hit the back of my tire for me to fly backwards, my head hit their windshield, they had to see my face. They saw my face! And what if I was dead, like what if I died? They would have never known," Floyd said.

Despite her injuries, Floyd said she's still willing to get back on a bike.

"I've never felt threatened by a car before because they're always so, most people are very respectful," Floyd said.

If you have information that could help police find the driver contact Crimestoppers at 822-1111.


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