Every Road Bikers Worst Nightmare: Bicyclist Clipped by a Pickup Truck

Every Road Bikers Worst Nightmare: Bicyclist Clipped by a Pickup Truck

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Every Road Bikers Worst Nightmare: Bicyclist Clipped by a Pickup Truck

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From the Cyclist:

I was clipped by a pickup’s mirror, Monday 7/14/14 around 8:20 AM in Bullard TX This really is a little difficult to watch. The sounds are unedited. The video is in two parts, some from the rear facing camera and some from the front facing camera. Injuries sustained, n scapula, 5 broken ribs, collapsed lung, and a gash to the head. Also various minor road rash spots. The front camera is a VIRB Elite, and the rear is a GoPro3 Silver.

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Thanks to wetherby for finding this article from Tyler Morning Telegraph: A bicyclist hit by a passing motorist’s mirror is recovering from his injuries after the Monday morning accident in Bullard.

Bullard Police Chief Gary Don Lewis said 57-year-old Mark Cathey of California was riding his bike on U.S. Highway 69 on the overpass at Farm-to-Market Road 344 when he was struck by the side mirror of a 2008 Ford F150 pickup driven by 52-year-old Samuel Vercher of Bullard. Lewis said Vercher, a custom home builder in the area, was traveling south when he struck Cathey, but did not know at first.

“He told us he looked back and saw a man lying on the ground so he stopped. And went to help,” he said.

Cathey, who was wearing a helmet, suffered a head injury, but police said he was standing and coherent at the scene.

Lewis said he believed Vercher would be cited for failure to maintain a single lane, however, the investigation was not complete at this time.

“We don’t know how close to the line the cyclist was traveling, but I must make it clear that the bike was not struck, it was the vehicle’s mirror that struck the cyclist,” he said. “He (Vercher) was very upset that he hit the cyclist he says he never saw.”

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