Friday, May 21, 2010

Another Already! Cyclist Critically Injured on Sawmill by Hit-Skip Motorist

This has not been the best Bike to Work Week ever, has it?  NBC4 (and several of my friends) are reporting that Sawmill Road has been shut down for investigation of a hit-and-run collision with a cyclist this morning.

The cyclist, an as-yet unidentified male, has been taken to Riverside Methodist Hospital where he is currently in critical condition.  The accident happened at Sawmill Road and Sawbury Boulevard, just north of I-270, at around 5:00 AM.


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Further details are unknown, and there are no suspects at this time.  The cyclist was apparently (according to NBC4) riding "close to the curb," whatever that may mean.

If you have any detail on this crash, please call the Columbus Police at 614-645-4545 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS.

Also: From the comments, by Andy Hirsch of 10TV.
If anyone happened to see what happened, please let us know. We're looking to get a vehicle description out. Thanks,

Andy Hirsch
10TV News
andy.hirsch@10tv.com

People, not speed.

3 comments:

  1. Saw this on the news this morning when I woke up. Never a good way to start the morning. My prayers are going out to him and his family and friends! Hopefully he'll be alright and someone saw something and will call the police.

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  2. I biked to work today, in the rain... after the sun came up, wearing day-glo shirt, front and rear blinking lights, and bright gloves for hand signaling.

    Sawmill is a 5-lane road in this area. It seems like a good place for installing bike lanes. I hope the cyclist is okay, and that we will have safer suburban arterial streets for cycling very soon.

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  3. If anyone happened to see what happened, please let us know. We're looking to get a vehicle description out. Thanks,
    Andy Hirsch
    10TV News
    andy.hirsch@10tv.com

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