A man riding a bicycle west on Fourth Street was struck by a truck pulling out from the Barclay Street intersection. He was knocked from the bike and sustained injuries but was conscious and speaking to emergency personnel before being taken to The Memorial Hospital. The accident was still under investigation Friday afternoon.

Photo by Nate Waggenspack

A man riding a bicycle west on Fourth Street was struck by a truck pulling out from the Barclay Street intersection. He was knocked from the bike and sustained injuries but was conscious and speaking to emergency personnel before being taken to The Memorial Hospital. The accident was still under investigation Friday afternoon.

Man knocked off bike in crash on 4th Street in Craig

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A man was knocked off his bicycle after being struck by a truck Friday afternoon in Craig.

The man was riding west on Fourth Street shortly after 3 p.m. Friday when a truck turning right onto Fourth from Barclay Street hit him and knocked him from the bicycle into the road.

Theresa Weeks was driving east in the northern lane of Fourth Street when the accident happened and said the man attempted to go around the front of the truck but was hit in the process.

The man was not wearing a helmet and struck his head on the road. He also appeared to sustain minor abrasions elsewhere on his body but was responsive with emergency medical personnel.

“He was sitting upright and breathing and talking, so that’s always a good thing, especially in a car-bike accident,” said Sgt. Tony Fandel, of the Craig Police Department.

Fandel said the man had been riding on the road, not the sidewalk, when he was struck. Fourth Street is a one-way road to the east.

The accident was still under investigation Friday afternoon, Fandel said.

Nate Waggenspack can be reached at 970-875-1795 or nwaggenspack@craigdailypress.com

Comments

Allen Hischke 1 year, 12 months ago

This is what happens when someone on a 3 pound bike tries to do battle with a several thousand pound vehicle. I also ride a bike, but stay as far away from motor vehicles as possible. So far I have not had any issues while riding.

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David Moore 1 year, 12 months ago

Hope for a speedy recovery, but, as usual, I have a question. Have the rules changed about riding bikes on the highway? I often see people riding against traffic, quite often going south on Ranney towards Loudy. I was taught to ride with the flow of traffic, not against it, so that is why I am asking if the rules have changed. If he was riding west on 4th st, then he was riding against the flow. Most people are looking west when turning to go east on 4th, not thinking to give a glance in the other direction because, well, nothing is supposed to be coming from that direction. No excuse not to look, but it happens. Not being critical, just wanting to clarify.

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Allen Hischke 1 year, 12 months ago

I see people riding bikes the wrong direction all the time. Even at night, even in winter with snow and ice packed streets.
I see people riding on Victory Way when the frontage street is available and much safer than riding in all that traffic.
I see riders not stopping at stop signs, or lights, turning across several lanes of traffic and expecting all the cars to stop for them.
When law enforcement decides it is time to start enforcing the laws for everyone using the streets then things might get safer for all of us.

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