MILL CREEK, WV (LOOTPRESS) – An accident in the Mill Creek area on Friday saw a cyclist collide with a Ford Fiesta traveling on Beechnut Drive.
Reports from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office indicate that, at approximately 9:19pm on Friday, 7/29/22, Deputy Pingley responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a bicycle in Mill Creek.
Front windshield damage to the Ford Fiesta was observed by Deputy Pingley upon arrival on the scene, along with a bicycle which had incurred front tire damage.
Bystanders were assisting the cyclist, who had sustained an injury, at the side of the road. The cyclist reportedly was showing signs of impairment from recent use of methamphetamines.
Multiple blood restricting bands – frequently utilized for the purposes of injecting illicit substances – were found on his person.
The bicycle was purportedly also not equipped with an operational lamp on the front, which would emit white light from a distance of at least 500 feet during the nighttime hours.
The bicycle is said to have been operating in the middle of the road rather than in a designated lane.
The Ford Fiesta, which was making a turn from Adolph Road onto Beechnut Drive, was unable to take notice of the cyclist in time, and the vehicle struck the bicycle.
The cyclist was found at fault, and was cited for WV Code §17C-11-7; Lamps and other equipment on bicycles.
The driver of the Ford Fiesta, who was not injured in the accident, drove the vehicle back to his residence. The cyclist was transported by EMS for medical care.