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Man on Bike Seriously Injured After Hit by Truck

man on bicycle riding on side of road alongside traffic

According to WOWT, a 53-year-old bicyclist was struck by a car and seriously injured while riding near Springfield, Nebraska, on Sunday afternoon.

Details of the Bicycle Accident

Jeffery Luedtke, 53, was riding his bicycle on Platteview Road at around 4 p.m. local time when the injury crash occurred. Officials say a pickup truck traveling in the same direction crashed into the bicyclist. The accident happened near 132nd street.

According to WOWT, the bicyclist sustained serious injuries in the crash and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Joel Aguado-Ramirez, the pickup driver, was not injured.

The investigation into the injury accident is ongoing, reports WOWT. The county attorney’s office will determine if files will be charged at the completion of the investigation.

Bicycle Crash Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 743 pedalcyclists were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2013. In addition,

  • An estimated 48,000 pedalcyclists were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2013.
  • Sixty-eight percent of all pedalcyclists who died in motor vehicle crashes in 2013 died in urban area crashes.
  • Most pedalcyclist fatalities occurred at non-intersections (57%) in 2013.

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