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Woman Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Collision with Car in Downtown

By September 23, 2009October 18th, 2021No Comments Woman bicyclist seriously injured in collision with car in downtown Muskegon

By Heather Lynn Peters
September 23, 2009, 12:08PM

MUSKEGON — A woman bicyclist was seriously injured Wednesday morning after she failed to stop at a red light, continued through a Muskegon intersection and was struck by a car, police said.

The woman — whose name was not immediately known — was taken to a local hospital for treatment, said Muskegon Police Detective Sgt. Monica Shirey.

The accident occurred at 10:19 a.m. when the bicyclist was traveling south on Terrace Street, attempting to cross Shoreline Drive, and “did not stop at the red light,” Shirey said.

At that point, a white, two-door Chevrolet was heading east on Shoreline and wasn’t able to stop in time to avoid the bicyclist, Shirey said.

The driver of that vehicle and a young passenger were not injured in the crash, she said. No other vehicles were involved.

After the bicyclist was taken from the scene by ambulance, the visibly-upset driver of the vehicle sat on a curb alongside Shoreline with a toddler and answered questions from police officers.

Shoreline was blocked off to oncoming traffic at First Street.

A blue water bottle lay in the middle of an eastbound Shoreline lane, circled with orange chalk by an investigating officer, and an aqua-blue bicycle lay in the intersection.

Shirey said she believes the bicyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Additional details were not available. Shirey said the accident remains under investigation.