Victim in bike-car crash in critical condition
By the Lincoln Journal Star
Lincoln, NE 68508
Sunday July 10, 2005
A Lincoln man bicycling north on Cotner Boulevard Saturday morning was critically injured when he was struck by a a car that may have run a red light.
Stephen R. Dunn, 47, remained in critical condition Saturday night at BryanLGH Medical Center West.
He was crossing Vine Street on a bike just before 9:30 a.m. when he was struck by a westbound car driven by Robert B. Clausen, 50, Lincoln, according to a Lincoln police report.
Clausen told police he thought he had a green light, but witnesses said the car ran a red light. No citations were issued Saturday.
Dunn suffered a skull fracture among other injuries, according to the report. His bike was thrown five feet in front of the car, and he was catapulted 10 feet behind the car.
Dunn was wearing a helmet, but police weren't sure it stayed on after he was hit.
The crash closed westbound traffic on Vine Street from 66th Street to Cotner Boulevard and affected traffic at the intersection of Cotner and Vine for six hours, police said.