69-Year-Old Cyclist Hit By Pickup In South Lincoln

69-Year-Old Cyclist Hit By Pickup In South Lincoln

A 69-year-old bicyclist is recovering from life-threatening injuries after being hit by a pickup truck in South Lincoln.

Lincoln Police Sergeant Steven Weise tells KLIN News, officers received a call a little before 7PM yesterday evening of a westbound bike vs. truck accident near Pioneers Boulevard and South Folsom.

Weise says the 48-year-old driver told police it was an accident.

“He indicated that his vision was obscured due to the setting sun and as he was travelling he realized a bike was in front of him,” says Weise.”Due to approaching eastbound traffic, he was unable to swerve to avoid a collision.”

The bicyclist was transported with critical to life-threatening injuries.

Weise says speed and drugs don’t appear to be factors in the incident.

 

(Image Courtesy of Channel 8 Eyewitness News)