In Creve Coeur, Missouri a bicyclist was injured after he was hit by a St. Louis County Police vehicle. Furthermore, Justin Branson was struck Sunday night by the police car as he was bicycling on east Olive near Woodson Road. As a result Branson suffered a fractured his back and bruised lung after his bicycle accident.
Likewise, according to Branson he was knocked off of his bicycle and thrown over the hood to the side of the police vehicle. In addition, Branson points out he’s no rookie to biking as he had all of his flashing red lights which were on his backpack at the time of the bicycle accident.
The St. Louis County Police Department has confirmed the damage to the front right bumper of the cruiser in connection with the bike crash. Additionally, the department will not comment this early if the officer did anything wrong or not. Either way it is noted that cyclist safety needs to be improved in the city as well as additional added bike lanes for travel.
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