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Bicyclist Injured After Being Struck by SUV

Section of Woolley Road closed Tuesday night.

A bicyclist was hit by an SUV on Woolley Road Tuesday at about 8:10 p.m., sending a 29-year-old Oswego man to the hospital.

The man was riding his bike westbound near on Woolley Road when he was clipped by a 65-year-old Oswego man driving a Chevrolet Suburban.

The bicyclist was flipped from his bike, but did not sustain life-threatening injuries, according to Rob Sherwood, media relations officer. He was listed in good condition Wednesday morning at Rush-Copley Medical Center, said hospital spokeswoman Courtney Satlak.

No tickets were issued, and according to the police report the driver did not see the bicyclist until just before hitting him with the passenger side mirror of the Suburban. The report did not indicate how fast the SUV was traveling, but the speed limit in the area is 35 mph.

Woolley Road was closed in the area for less than an hour, Sherwood said.

Tina Conley April 07, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Thank you Kathy!!!
Trent Blasingame April 08, 2012 at 03:54 AM
How do we/you know any of the facts???? The "motorist" simply skirted the issue by saying he didn't see the bicycle. Were cellphone records checked??? Was any due diligence whatsoever done by our men in blue??? Sure doesn't sound like it or it would have been sited in the "report". Jane, come out of that ivory tower you're living in. After reading several of your posts you seem to be quite the Pharisee. I am certain if we closely examined your life we would discover numerous ugly sins.
Jane Enviere April 08, 2012 at 06:11 AM
Pharisee? Nah, but I applaud the reference. : ) I'll leave you to your worries about what was "sited" in the report. lol
Jacqueline April 12, 2012 at 05:23 PM
The law now says bicyclists can ride in pairs. Who knew? Not me, until I encountered a bunch of cyclists & looked it up. This bicyclist should not have been riding at night without lights & reflective clothing. I bike, but only on trails. I agree that the cyclist has a right to the road, but also has to realize the danger of it. You can be right & then you can be dead right. It's just not worth the risk.
Jaclyn April 13, 2012 at 01:46 PM
The officer is obviously an idiot.. I was recently in a car accident.. being the one who was hit and I got a ticket for "failure to yield".. The driver who hit the biker should also get a ticket. You cant just hit someone and get away with nothing...

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