The Topeka Capital-Journal is reporting the following:
A man was taken by American Medical Response ambulance to a Topeka hospital late Sunday afternoon with injuries he suffered when the bicycle he was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle southeast of Topeka.
The accident was reported about 4:15 p.m. at S.E. 53rd and Berryton Road, about a mile south of Lake Shawnee.
Authorities said the victim was in critical condition late Sunday at a Topeka hospital.
Shawnee County sheriff’s officials said the crash occurred when a bicycle traveling north on S.E. Berryton Road collided with an SUV that was eastbound on S.E. 53rd.
Sheriff’s officials said the bicyclist had the right of way, as S.E. Berryton Road is a through street at the intersection, while S.E. 53rd is controlled by stop signs.
The identity of the victim has not yet been released. Read more.
Update: The bicyclist has now been identified as Lewis J. Sedge, 78, of Topeka, and he is still in the intensive care unit at St. Francis Health Center. The driver was David K. Lammers, 17, of Topeka. Still no word on whether the driver was ticketed or will face any charges.
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