Craig cyclist sustained minor injuries after hit by car
CRAIG — A 55-year-old Craig cyclist was taken to The Memorial Hospital on Friday for treatment of minor injuries he sustained after being struck by a vehicle.
The incident occurred about 9:15 p.m. Friday, at the intersection of West Victory Way and Washington Street. The man was riding a bicycle powered by a gas motor.
An 18-year-old driver headed northbound on Washington did not see the cyclist, and the two collided in the intersection.
The driver was issued a citation for failing to yield at a stop sign.
The cyclist was wearing a helmet, reflective vest, headlamp and a flashing beacon on his back, according to the Craig Police Department.
The decision to wear a helmet saved him from significant head injuries, said Craig Fire/Rescue Batallion Chief Troy Hampton.
CPD, Memorial Regional Health and Craig Fire/Rescue responded to the scene.
4:19 a.m. On the 900 block of Industrial Avenue, police in Craig responded to a state parks related incident. Craig police said someone was looking around a business with flashlights, but police found the business secure and no crime had been committed.