Bicyclist Struck By Car at Beck and Lake Roads
With warm weather approaching, expect more bicyclists on the road.
With springlike weather in full swing —at least this week—bikers are taking to the road a little earlier and it’s a good time to remind drivers, and bikers, they must share the road.
A Bay Village woman heading north on Beck Road on a bicycle March 14 was struck by a vehicle driven by an Avon Lake woman and subsequently taken to the hospital, where she was treated and released the same day.
“The bike was traveling north on Beck heading onto Lake Road when she was struck,” Rightnour said. Schleicher was looking to her left and did not see the bike. "It was an unfortunate accident."
Rightnour noted that the driver was going "maybe 5 mph" at the time of the collision.
The bicyclist landed in the intersection of Beck and Lake roads. Rightnour said the bicyclist initially thought she may have broken her shoulder but was treated and released.
“She called us a few hours later,” Rightnour said.
Schleicher was cited for failure to yield.