Bicyclist seriously injured in collision with vehicle in central Lawrence

photo by: Elvyn Jones

Lawrence police officers investigate a collision between a car and a bicycle that occurred near Ninth and Indiana streets shortly after noon Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

A 64-year-old Lawrence bicyclist was seriously injured Tuesday when his bicycle collided with a vehicle in central Lawrence.

The collision occurred shortly after noon near Ninth and Indiana streets, Lawrence Police Officer Drew Fennelly said.

The bicyclist suffered critical injuries and was taken by ambulance to an area trauma center, Fennelly said. As of 3:30 p.m., the bicyclist was listed in stable condition.

The accident occurred, Fennelly said, when a 24-year-old Lawrence resident crossed the Ninth and Indiana intersection from the north in her 2016 Honda CRV, and the eastbound bicyclist, who reportedly was not wearing a helmet, struck the vehicle as it crossed his path.

Reports conflicted as to whether the bicyclist was on the sidewalk or on the street, Fennelly noted, but investigators currently believe he was riding on the street.

Fennelly said no citations were issued pending further investigation. Neither the bicyclist nor the driver was impaired at the time of the accident, police said.


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