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Police say cyclist stuck to rear windshield of car that hit him

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A South Florida driver hit a bicyclist and drove 2 miles with the man wedged on his rear windshield before dumping his broken body by a trash bin, police say.

The driver allegedly went home afterward and took a nap, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Tuesday.

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The cyclist, James Camlin, 53, was listed in critical condition with a spinal injury that could leave him paralyzed, and a nearly severed ear, Fort Lauderdale traffic homicide investigator Jill Hirsch said in a report.

Axel Inostroza, 27, of Pompano Beach was arrested at a body shop where he had taken his 2003 Ford Mustang for repair. Police said Inostroza hit Camlin from behind Monday on a city street.

Camlin hit the Mustang's windshield, rolled over the roof and became stuck between the rear window and a spoiler. Inostroza was "fully aware of the crash" but did not stop, said police Detective DeAnna Greenlaw.

Inostroza kept driving, and then left Camlin behind a trash bin in a wooded area near his apartment, Greenlaw said. A landscaping crew discovered Camlin several hours later.

Investigators said Inostroza initially told them he hit a stop sign, but later admitted he had been drinking before he hit Camlin.

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Inostroza has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, tampering with evidence and attempted voluntary manslaughter. He was being held in lieu of $70,000 bond.

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