Bicyclist Struck, Killed by Driver on Wis. Trail

Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2012 --- 6:35p.m.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) -- Eau Claire police say a 90-year-old man drove his car onto a bike path, colliding with a bicyclist who later died of his injuries.

Police Lt. Tim Golden says the victim was a 51-year-old Eau Claire man. The man was riding his bike Friday about 12:30 p.m. when he was struck.

He was taken to a hospital with severe injuries.

Police Lt. Greg Weber says alcohol wasn't a factor in the collision. He says investigators are looking into whether the driver fell asleep, had a medical issue or just got confused.

An Eau Claire Leader-Telegram report (http://bit.ly/MyQJdr ) says the names of the driver and bicyclist haven't been released.

Weber says a police crash-reconstruction unit was expected to be at the collision site Saturday.

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Information from: Leader-Telegram, http://www.leadertelegram.com/

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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