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Cyclist Injured in Crash on Fulton Street in Evansville, Indiana (IN)


July 09, 2020

EVANSVILLE, IN- Courierpress.com writes that a cyclist in Evansville sustained severe injuries in a crash that took place this week. Officers found the woman in the roadway in a gas station parking lot on Fulton Avenue and Georgia Street. The incident occurred in the later evening.* 

The woman was conscious when responders arrived, but could not explain to officers what had occurred. She complained of severe pain in her leg, hip, and shoulder, and was covered in abrasions. The authorities identified her as a 46-year-old woman. Her condition is not known at this time.

A witness at the scene spoke to the police and stated that he was at the gas station and heard squealing tires as a truck applied its brakes in an apparent effort to avoid striking the woman. The car behind the truck tried to move into an adjacent lane to avoid crashing into the back of the vehicle. The driver in the second vehicle then also slammed on his brakes to try to avoid the cyclist but struck the victim. 

The driver gave a similar account of the events to the police. He explained that as he was heading northbound on Fulton, he was behind a pickup truck. Another vehicle then pulled into the road, and then two cars ahead of him came to abrupt stops. He stated that he was unable to stop in time and switched lanes so as not to rear-end the vehicle in front of him. Then he noticed the cyclist, and attempted to stop, but collided with the woman and her bike. 

The driver involved was transported to the hospital and agreed to have a blood test taken.  

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Source:
https://www.courierpress.com/story/news/2020/07/05/woman-bike-seriously-injured-after-saturday-night-crash-evansville/5380565002/

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