Bicyclist killed in hit and run accident in Warren identified - New York News

Bicyclist killed in hit and run accident in Warren identified

Posted: Updated:
Andrew Macielak, 51, of Warren Andrew Macielak, 51, of Warren
WARREN, Mich. (MyFox Detroit) -

WARNING: Details of the accident are graphic.

Warren Police notified family of the death of 51-year-old Andrew Macielak on Tuesday.  He was riding his bicycle near 14 Mile and Ryan at 8:30 p.m. Monday when he was struck by a motorist.

Macielak died on the scene.  The force of the impact was so powerful it knocked him out of his clothes and severed both his legs.

The suspected driver, a 47-year-old man, fled the scene, weaving through traffic before blowing a tire at a nearby 7-Eleven.  He then made a run for it, but was quickly arrested.  Police say alcohol was a factor.

Police only identified Macielak once his sister reported him missing Tuesday morning.  She said her brother, who was special needs, lived with his elderly mother and loved to ride his bicycle and collect cans on the ground.

The suspect will be formally charged on Wednesday.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Report: Joan Rivers stops breathing during surgery

    Report: Joan Rivers stops breathing during surgery

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:21:54 GMT
    Joan Rivers was reportedly rushed to a hospital in New York City Thursday morning after she stopped breathing during a throat surgery.  TMZ reports that Rivers was undergoing the throat procedure in a clinic when she stopped breathing.
    Joan Rivers was reportedly rushed to a hospital in New York City Thursday morning after she stopped breathing during a throat surgery.  TMZ reports that Rivers was undergoing the throat procedure in a clinic when she stopped breathing.
  • Report: Missing NJ man found dead in Israeli forest

    Report: Missing NJ man found dead in Israeli forest

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:13:32 GMT
    Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a young New Jersey religious student who disappeared during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., has been missing since Friday, when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
    Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a young New Jersey religious student who disappeared during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., has been missing since Friday, when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
  • RV offers legal help outside NY, NJ family courts

    RV offers legal help outside NY, NJ family courts

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:09:22 GMT
    A new assistance program in New York and New Jersey seeks to help parents settle child support battles.
    A new assistance program in New York and New Jersey seeks to help parents settle child support battles.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices