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Bicyclist run over by City of Prescott vehicle

Man flown to Phoenix hospital with serious injuries

A damaged bicycle lies on a sidewalk at the intersection of Sheldon and Rush streets in Prescott shortly after its rider was run over by a City of Prescott vehicle Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Photo by Les Stukenberg.

A damaged bicycle lies on a sidewalk at the intersection of Sheldon and Rush streets in Prescott shortly after its rider was run over by a City of Prescott vehicle Tuesday, Sept. 11.

A 39-year-old bicyclist was flown to a Phoenix-area hospital with serious injuries after being run over by a City of Prescott pickup shortly after noon Tuesday, Sept. 11.

According to emergency personnel on the scene, it appeared the City of Prescott vehicle was in a designated right-turn lane on Rush Street, and was taking the right turn onto Sheldon Street when the bicyclist attempted to ride straight across Sheldon Street on the right side of the vehicle.

The 48-year-old driver apparently did not see the bicyclist approaching and turned into the bicycle, running over its rider, said Dave Fuller with the Prescott Police Department (PPD).

The bicyclist, a Yavapai College student, suffered serious head, ankle and leg injuries and was transported to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott before being flown to a level-1 trauma center in Phoenix.

There was no apparent damage to the city pickup.

Any witnesses of the incident are encouraged to contact Officer Mark Parker with the PPD by calling 777-1997, Fuller said.

“It’s obviously an ongoing investigation, and it’s my understanding there was a fair number of folks around that may have seen it,” he said.

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