Bicyclist gets hit by car following a bike safety meeting

Published: Oct. 10, 2017 at 10:46 PM CDT
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A cyclist is thankful he and his bike are okay after getting hit by a car on Tuesday. The ironic thing he said he was hit on his way back from a meeting about pedestrian and bike safety.

After the meetings with the city just weeks ago on street safety, Chris St. Pierre is rattled and convinced it'll happen again.

Now he's confused why the driver wasn't ticketed.

As an avid cyclist this wasn't Chris St. Pierre's first time being hit, but he's thankful he wasn't hurt too bad.

"I'm very shaken up. I mean half the aches and pains that I've got I think are probably half from just tensing up from when I got hit. And half from you know, getting hit by a car," said Pierre.

Pierre was biking on the trail along N 1st Street. He was headed towards Superior and about to turn left at the light. He said the car was turning right but he had the walk signal. They collided right at the intersection.

"And then the officer got there and he was just very quick about you know, 'what happened? where were you? what color was the light? Are you okay? And that was about it that he asked me. And then at that point the EMTs had gotten there," said Pierre.

Chris said the man who was driving the car felt terrible, but he's still confused why he wasn't ticketed for hitting him.

We reached out to Lincoln Police but the accident report wasn't ready yet.

"Because he was so apologetic I didn't want to be confrontational about it." said Pierre.

This comes just a few weeks after three cyclists were hit over the span of just a few days. Including Randy Gibson who police said was killed by a drunk driver.

"I mean I hope that drivers look out a little for us," said Pierre.

Again Chris said he was jut on his way back from the city pedestrian bike advisory council meeting. He's hoping drivers and cyclists can continue to make the roads for everyone.