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Amazingly, a bike rider was only a bit injured in a Woodstock head-on crash with a car

DAVID F.  ASHTON - The anguished Ford driver stands with officers as they pick up the bicycle involved in the Woodstock accident. 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.

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