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

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.

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.

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

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

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