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Gainesville man charged with leaving scene of wreck with cyclist
Steven Van Cao

Authorities have charged a man who allegedly left the scene of a Monday, July 29, wreck on Poplar Springs Road.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Derreck Booth said the call came in around 2:55 p.m. Monday to Poplar Springs Road near Gilleland Circle.

“The suspect vehicle, a blue minivan, struck a man who was riding his bicycle.  The van left the scene,” Booth said.

The sheriff’s office charged Steven Van Cao, 67, Tuesday with leaving the scene of an accident.

He has since been released from the jail on a $5,700 bond.

The victim refused medical transport after suffering minor injuries.

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