Minor Injuries in Collegeville Bike-Auto Collision
A Lower Providence cyclist reportedly slid underneath a vehicle driven by a Harleysville man.
A Lower Providence cyclist suffered minor injuries Thursday afternoon after he collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Route 29 and Main St. in Collegeville.
The 19-year-old cyclist was riding across the crosswalk of Route 29 when he reportedly struck the side of a 1997 Toyota driven by a 61-year-old Harleysville man, which was headed eastbound on Main Street and making a left turn onto Route 29.
Witnesses told Collegeville police the cyclist slid underneath the vehicle, then pulled himself out and spoke with the driver. He complained of pain in his right elbow - he was treated and released from Phoenixville Hospital.
Police said that due to a language barrier, the driver believed the cyclist to be "not seriously injured" and left the scene, continuing on his way along Route 29.
Police stopped the driver in traffic in Rahns and he returned to the scene to provide information in the investigation of the incident. Police said damage to the vehicle indicated the bicycle struck it.
Charges will not be filed against either person, police said. Police issued the following advice in a statement sent to local media:
Motorists should take care to look for persons crossing in a crosswalk. Persons riding bicycles should dismount and walk their bicycle across an intersection if they are crossing in a direction where they would not be riding with the flow of traffic.
Initial report below.
Collegeville Police are investigating a report of a bicyclist reportedly struck in Collegeville just before 5 p.m. on Thursday.
According to the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, a vehicle struck a bicyclist at the intersection of Main Street and Rt. 29 in Collegeville, and traffic was blocked.
When Patch was on the scene, a man driving a Toyota Camry was stopped and police were taking photos of the man's car.
A Collegeville Police patrol car left the scene with a bike in the trunk of the vehicle.
EMS was requested at the scene, and there is no information available on the condition of the bicyclist.
More information will be reported as it becomes available.