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Wisconsin man hit by car, driver keeps going

MANITOWOC, Wis. (CNN) -- A Wisconsin newspaper delivery man says he was hit by a car while riding his three-wheeled bicycle.

Police say the cyclist went through the windshield, but the driver kept going -- all the way home!

And that cyclist, who is surprisingly unharmed, is telling his story.

"I still don't believe it," said Steven Gove, 56.

Gove says after running his Lakeshore Chronicle newspaper routes Saturday, he wanted to warm up.

"I was on my way home to have some pea soup, actually," said Gove.

Those plans changed.

"I went through the windshield,” said Gove. “My entire torso was inside the car."

He speaks lightly about the ordeal.

"Well, when I realized I was in his car, I said, 'Hello!' How do you do? I'm the guy you hit on the bicycle,'" Gove recalled.

But he says the 20-year-old driver kept driving, with Gove still in the windshield.

"All I remember was the inside interior was black."

Police say the driver went on to hit a car at the intersection of Marshall and South 14th in Manitowoc before driving to his home a block away, locking the vehicle, with Gove still in the windshield.

"Then he saw me sitting in his car and he said, 'Who are you?' What are you doing in there?' I said, 'I’m the guy you hit on the bicycle. I went through your windshield!'"

Police say the driver went inside his house where he was later found with a severe cut on his hand.

Both he and Gove - who miraculously only had a couple scratches - were treated and released from area hospitals.

Police say in a circumstance like this, the outcome is a lot worse.

"Walking away from the scene, he's very fortunate," said Manitowoc Police Department Captain Larry Zimney.

Police say should have helped Gove.

"Whether he realized it or not, obviously, when he did realize it he should have rendered aid to the person," said Zimney.

Police believe alcohol was a factor.

Gove says he plans to pursue some legal action.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of causing injuring while driving drunk, hit and run, and failure to render aid.

He posted bail after spending the night in jail.

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