From Manhattan KS
Bicyclist hurt in accident on Anderson
Kevin Elliott email@example.com
A 30-year-old veterinary resident was struck by a car and seriously injured while riding his bicycle in the 6400 block of Anderson Avenue this morning.
Brian Caserto, a first-year resident of Kansas State University's veterinarian medical program, was about four-feet into the traffic lane when he was struck from behind by a 1993 Ford Escort at about 6:40 a.m. Caserto was wearing a helmet when he was "launched" about 90-feet from the point of impact, said Lt. Kurt Moldrup of the Riley County Police Department.
Moldrup said the car, driven by Thad Jordan, 38, of Clay Center, was heading east on Anderson behind a sport utility vehicle. He said the SUV had slowed down and swerved into the opposite lane to avoid hitting Caserto. Jordan also slowed down, but was unable to steer clear of the bicycle, Moldrup said. Police said the road has only a narrow gravel shoulder and speed limits between 45-55 mph. No citations were issued.
The PD Patrol Captian is a member of our cycling group. Will discuss this with him on friday morning and get his slant on why no citation was issued.