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Rochester Hills Man, 58, Seriously Injured in Bike Accident

Man was struck by a car while he was crossing Rochester Road on Friday afternoon.

A 58-year-old Rochester Hills man is in serious condition at an area hospital after being struck by a car while riding a bike across Rochester Road south of Auburn on Friday afternoon.

According to a report from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the man was attempting to cross the roadway when he was struck. A crosswalk and working traffic signals were in the area of the crash, the report stated.

The driver of the car that struck the man was a 79-year-old resident of Rochester Hills, the report stated. The driver was leaving a private property and attempting to turn left onto northbound Rochester and struck the bicyclist while attempting to turn, the report stated.

The accident happened at 12:21 p.m.

Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash and the bicyclist was wearing a helmet, the report stated.

The crash remains under investigation.

Nancy Boughner October 14, 2012 at 07:34 PM
In the last couple of weeks, I've seen bicycle riders who were not obeying the traffic laws. I almost hit a man who was riding on North Pine between Griggs and Drace. He had the stop sign but he didn't stop. If I had arrived at the intersection a second sooner, I would have hit him, and it would have been his fault! A few days after that, I was on Oakwood between Ironwood and Helen St. and came upon a man and a woman riding their bike against traffic. Bicyle riders are supposed to obey the traffic laws when they on riding on a roadway! Walkers walk against traffic, bicyles ride with traffic.
mmh October 15, 2012 at 06:13 PM
I had a problem last week. Cominig up to a four way stop and the bikes were traveling in the road and never stopped - I almost hit them. I made my stop and they didn't stop and just made their turn with no hesitation, no slowing down.

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