Man on bike hit by car in Harrisville, launched 70 feet

Jul 9 2013 - 12:07am

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Police examine the scene of a bicycle-car collision on Wall Ave in Harrison on Monday, July, 8, 2013. The driver of the car went through a red light and hit the cyclist in a crosswalk at the corner of Wall and North. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
A bicycle lies at the scene of a bicycle-car collision on Wall Ave in Harrison on Monday, July, 8, 2013. The driver of the car went through a red light, around 100 ft away, and hit the cyclist in a crosswalk at the corner of Wall and North. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
A bicycle lies at the scene of a bicycle-car collision on Wall Ave in Harrison on Monday, July, 8, 2013. The driver of the car went through a red light, around 100 ft away, and hit the cyclist in a crosswalk at the corner of Wall and North. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
Police examine the scene of a bicycle-car collision on Wall Ave in Harrison on Monday, July, 8, 2013. The driver of the car went through a red light and hit the cyclist in a crosswalk at the corner of Wall and North. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
A bicycle lies at the scene of a bicycle-car collision on Wall Ave in Harrison on Monday, July, 8, 2013. The driver of the car went through a red light, around 100 ft away, and hit the cyclist in a crosswalk at the corner of Wall and North. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
A bicycle lies at the scene of a bicycle-car collision on Wall Ave in Harrison on Monday, July, 8, 2013. The driver of the car went through a red light, around 100 ft away, and hit the cyclist in a crosswalk at the corner of Wall and North. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

HARRISVILLE - A 19-year-old man was critically injured after being struck by a car while crossing the street.

At 7:52 a.m. the victim was crossing Wall Avenue westbound at North Street on a bicycle, said Harrisville Police Chief Max Jackson. The driver of a gray Saturn sedan, a 38-year-old man, was traveling northbound on Wall and ran the red light.

The victim was struck by the car and was launched 65 to 70 feet. Police estimate that the vehicle was travelling 35 mph when hitting the bicyclist.

The accident was witnessed by a Pleasant View police officer, Jackson said.

Emergency workers transported the victim to McKay-Dee Hospital in critical condition.

The victim was not wearing a helmet, Jackson said.

The driver was uninjured and has been cooperative in the police investigation, Jackson said.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were involved or what charges the driver may face.

"As the weather gets warm, drivers need to be more observant since more people are out walking," Jackson said.

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