This occured right in front of my apartment complex. The road is a 2 lane rural road that comes into the city. The speed limit is 45 but people always do 65 +. There is a grade school on one side of the road and my apartment complex on the other. Right where the accident occurs, there is a large (blind) curve in the road. No bike lanes. The next controlled intersection is literally not even 1/2 mile away from where this occcured. Appartently, this 16-year old needed to get to that controlled intersection in such a hurry that she passed another car on a blind curve probably doing 60+. From all accounts, this cyclist did nothing wrong. Proof that anything can happen out there. Please be safe on bike to work week:
Man injured in bike vs. car crash in Ledgeview
May 13, 2008
A 57-year-old Ledgeview man is in critical condition at a local hospital after he was hit by a vehicle Monday while riding his bicycle.
The accident happened at 7:40 p.m. on Heritage Road just west of Swan Road, said Brown County Sheriff's Department Lt. Kevin Wickman.
Wickman said it appears the westbound 16-year-old female driver hit the eastbound man while trying to pass another vehicle.
Deputies blocked off Heritage Road and were still at the scene at 10 p.m., Wickman said.
The accident remains under investigation.
— Corinthia McCoy/Press-Gazette