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Biker hit by car near campus, sent to hospital

40 a.m. Thursday, May 12. The biker was bleeding from his head and legs before being transported to a local hospital.

An unidentified biker was hit by a car while crossing the street at the intersection of Lane and Neil avenues at about 11:40 a.m.

Eyewitnesses said the cyclist was in the crosswalk, heading south across Lane when an oncoming car ran a red light and struck him. The impact smashed the windshield as the biker rolled up and over the vehicle.

Eyewitnesses said the car was believed to be traveling about 25 mph when the collision occurred.

Ohio State staff member Chris Toothman was one of the first to aid the biker after he heard screeching tires and saw the accident.

“He looked pretty messed up,” Toothman said. “He was complaining of leg and shoulder pain.”

Toothman said the student was conscious and was bleeding from the head and legs as a result of scrapes.

OSU police responded first, and a squad was at the scene within four or five minutes.

The injured biker was placed on a stretcher and taken to the Ohio State Medical Center.

The driver of the car was issued a red-light citation, said Officer Ron Zaleski of the Columbus Division of Police.

The biker was not wearing a helmet.

Medical center representatives could not comment on the biker’s condition because his identity is currently unknown The Lantern.


Jay Clouse contributed to this story.

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