SUBJECT: Bicyclist Struck by Motorist on Covert Ave
RELEASE NUMBER: 2016-NR-052
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Tuesday, July 05, 2016 at approximately 10:00pm the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Covert Avenue and Seasons Ridge Boulevard upon report of a vehicle crash involving a bicyclist.
On scene investigation and witness statements indicated that a white Chrysler 200 sedan had been traveling east on Covert Avenue when the driver took his attention from the roadway. The Chrysler then struck a bicyclist who was also traveling east on Covert Avenue.
The bicyclist, who was not hearing a helmet, was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The bicyclist sustainted a broken ankle and lacerations to his leg.
The bicycle had reflectors, but was not equipped with a headlight or taillight as required by statute. Toxicology results on the driver are pending.