A 30-year-old Lawrence woman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after she was struck on her bicycle by a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon at Fifth and Michigan streets, Lawrence police said.
Sgt. Trent McKinley, a patrol shift supervisor, said the injuries to the woman, Sara Germann, were not believed to be life threatening. At 4:14 p.m. while headed north on Michigan Street she had slowed down to allow a southbound vehicle to pass. She then extended her arm to signal a left turn, but at the same time Randy Schimmel, 50, of Lawrence, the driver of a northbound 1983 Dodge Ram pickup truck attempted to pass her on the left.
As she turned, Germann then ran into the passenger-side mirror and front fender of the truck. Germann was wearing a helmet and protective gloves.
McKinley said officers were expected to ticket Schimmel.
An LMH official said Germann had been treated and released as of Wednesday night.