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Craig cyclist sustained minor injuries after hit by car

Craig Press staff report

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.