Woodstock car and bike smashup injures rider
Emergency first responders were called to the intersection of S.E. 42nd Avenue and Rex Street at 6:08 p.m. on Monday, May 6, when a bicyclist and automobile collided.
Westmoreland Fire Station 20's firefighter/paramedics arrived to find the bike rider on the ground, and the passenger's side front windshield caved in on a Ford Freestyle Limited SUV.
According to an East Precinct sergeant at the accident scene, the bike rider was transported to a hospital for evaluation and treatment.
"The bicyclist was northbound and the car was southbound as they approached each other at the intersection – and somehow, they collided," the sergeant remarked to THE BEE, as an investigation was underway.A head-on crash between an auto and a bicycle is rare; rarer still is a bicyclist receiving only minor injuries in such a mishap.
The driver of the Ford remained at the scene and cooperated with officials; we found no record of a citation being issued.