Hit-and-run driver in custody after crash leaves cyclist critically injured in Kitsap County

A cyclist was injured Tuesday morning after a hit-and-run crash in Kitsap County.  

Deputies said the crash happened at Northeast Evening Star Lane and Hansville Road Northeast between 5:10 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. 

The cyclist was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. He has since been upgraded to "satisfactory" condition. 

Deputies spent the morning searching for a 2013-2020 Ford Focus based on a lone side mirror found at the scene, but by noon, a 54-year-old Hansville man turned himself in and was arrested.

The man is now facing felony hit-and-run charges. 

Those who live near this road are quick to mention this isn’t the first time there’s been a serious incident at that location. 

"If you were to look at the history and look at the accidents, you would see how much control this road really truly needs," said Jennifer, who lives nearby. "It’s [like] a highway and I feel like it’s so incredibly small at this point it’s not able to control the capacity of people going back and forth daily."

Others are concerned the posted speed limit is frequently ignored.

"I think this road needs to be patrolled more, I think they need to set up some speed traps." neighbor Rodger McCoy said. "I’ll have people passing me at 55, 60, sometimes even faster than that."