Bicyclist Critical After Hitting Vehicle

kzoopolicestockKALAMAZOO, Mich. (May 13, 2014) — A 59-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after he hit a truck with his bicycle, police say.

A truck heading southbound on S. Westnedge Avenue around 3:25 p.m. on May 12 was trying to turn right onto W. Maple Street when he saw the bicyclist coming down the Westnedge Hill sidewalk at a high speed.

Police say the driver tried to swerve back onto Westnedge, but the bicyclist hit the vehicle’s right front bumper. He was not wearing a helmet.

The bicyclist was taken to an area hospital in critical condition with a head injury and a possible broken leg.

At last check, the accident is still under investigation, and anyone who may have witnessed it or may have information is asked to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

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