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Bicyclist injured after being chased by dogs

Hernando Today: Bicyclist injured after being chased by dogs

By HERNANDO TODAY STAFF

Published: April 7, 2010

BROOKSVILLE - A bicyclist was injured Tuesday morning after two dogs chased after him, causing him to flip over along Mondon Hill Road, deputies said.

Allen Hughes, 65, was riding along the road with a group of bicyclists when two brown dogs sprinted toward them and ran into Hughes' bike, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Hughes said he was unable to avoid hitting the dogs and one of them went between his front tire and the rim of his bicycle and that caused him to flip over, according to the incident report.

While on the ground, Hughes was run over by another bicyclist, deputies said.

He was treated at Brooksville Regional Hospital for an injured right shoulder and right hip, according to the sheriff's office.

Contact was made with the dog owner, Roderick Miller, who lives at 23451 Mondon Hill Road. He said his dogs run freely on his property and have been in the roadway before, deputies said.

No charges were filed.