Craig cyclist sustained minor injuries after hit by car
April 7, 2018
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.
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CPD, Memorial Regional Health and Craig Fire/Rescue responded to the scene.