Bicyclist Hit By Vehicle
By Mike Perleberg
(Franklin County, Ind.) – A bicyclist was hospitalized after being struck by a car in Franklin County on Saturday, November 25.
The wreck occurred at around 12:10 p.m. at the intersection of Horseshoe Bend Road and Franklin Road, according to deputies. William L. Davidson, 44, of Brookville, was driving a 2001 Jeep Wrangler southbound on Horseshoe Bend when he attempted to turn left onto Franklin Road.
As he turned, Davidson’s vehicle struck a bicycle ridden by William H. Mears II, 44, of Brookville. Mears was thrown from the bicycle and injured.
A private vehicle transported Mears to a hospital for treatment of leg and hip injuries.
Davidson told deputies he did not see the bicyclist approaching.
Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by Brookville Volunteer Fire Department, Franklin County Responder 24, and Drewersburg EMS #1.