60-year-old man struck while riding bike in Austin during rainstorm PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 08:08

A man riding his bicycle during a rainstorm in Austin early on October 14 was struck by a vehicle and injured, Austin Police Department records revealed recently.
Rannie Rogers of South Third Street was hit by a 1998 Chevy Blazer being driven by Elisha D. White, 21, Austin, just before 6 a.m. during a rainstorm.


White reportedly told Patrolman Nathan Hall that it was dark and raining when he came upon the bicyclist in the right northbound lane of U.S.Highway 31 near Dora’s Cafe. He had been driving home from work, he said.
When White saw the figure, he said he tried to brake but struck the bike, knocking Rogers off.
Rogers was lying in the highway bleeding from a head wound when Ptl. Hall arrived on the scene. The victim was unable to tell the officer what had happened, the report related. Scott County EMS was summoned, and technicians transported the injured man to Scott Memorial Hospital.
Another motorist who saw the accident happen corroborated White’s statement about the accident, saying the weather and lack of lighting made it difficult to see.
Ptl. Hall was assisted at the scene by Deputies Rex Herald and Justin Cheatham.
The mishap occurred just north of where another bicyclist, Manuel Davis of Austin, was struck and killed by a motorist in December, 2013.

 

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