Bicyclist Seriously Injured After Striking Back of Pickup at 5th & Main
LEWISTON, ID - A 26-year-old Lewiston man was seriously injured when his BMX-style bicycle collided with the back of a pickup in the intersection of 5th and Main Streets at about 11:21 a.m. this morning. According to a press release, Bradlee D. Miller was northbound on 5th Street and swerved into the southbound lane of travel, passing vehicles that had stopped at the red light for northbound traffic.
Miller continued into the intersection and struck the rear of a 1999 Chevrolet pickup driven by 42-year-old Zachary Harris of Clarkston.
"Harris was traveling eastbound on Main Street with a green light. The bicycle Miller was riding didn't have any brakes for stopping as he came down the hill on 5th Street," the press release states.
Miller was transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and then airlifted to Deaconess Hospital in Spokane for his injuries. There has been no update on Miller's condition provided at this time.
The Lewiston Police Department's Major Collision Investigation Team was called to the scene to investigate the collision.
Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not made a statement to police is asked to contact Detective Brian Birdsell at 208-746-0171.
The investigation is continuing.
(Photos courtesy of Benjamin Harrington).