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July 22, 2011

Tony Stromsness, 37, was riding his bike along Baseline Road at 17th Street around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday June 7, 2011 when a vehicle hit him from behind.

The vehicle took off, leaving Stromsness with a broken collarbone and head injuries.

Phoenix police sergeant Darren Burch says if the driver would have stayed at the scene it may have been a non-criminal matter.

Now, it’s a felony crime.

Stromsness’ mother, Marilyn, says it’s difficult to know that someone would leave her son there after he was hit.

“I hope someone comes forward, I hope they have enough decency to do that. I think Tony deserves an apology. He was hurt.”