A Springfield bicyclist was seriously injured Monday after being struck while trying to cross Highway 160.
Nicholas White, 32, was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield after the accident Monday morning, the Missouri Highway Patrol reports.
The report does not include whether White was wearing a helmet.
Sharon Hancock, 65, was driving the 2008 Dodge truck when it struck White. The online report does not point to Hancock as being at fault.
That’s very sketchy. And what does his wearing or not wearing a helmet have to do with how this crash occurred?
I’ll post updates as I get them.
The comments on the story are depressingly typical.
UPDATE: An earlier story from KY3:
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A bicyclist is hospitalized in serious condition after being hit by a pickup just outside the city limits on West Bypass near Farm Road 146 (Bennett Street) on Monday morning. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the man waited for a vehicle to pass and thought the road was clear.
The bicyclist, whose name wasn’t released on Monday morning, suffered head injuries. Trooper T.J. Stevens says West Bypass is a busy place for vehicles and ought to be avoided by bikers and pedestrians except at traffic signals.
UPDATE: This report by OzarksFirst includes video and a map:
(Springfield, MO) — A man on a bicycle is in the hospital with head injuries after being struck by a pickup truck on Springfield’s west side.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a man in his 30’s was trying to cross the southbound lanes of West Bypass at Farm Road 146 at about 10 a.m. Monday.
He was struck by the pickup.
The victim, who is deaf, was taken to Cox South for treatment.
The Highway Patrol also says the driver of the pickup, a woman in her 50’s, was taken to the hospital with chest pains, apparently from the stress of the accident.