Topeka bicycle crash leaves rider in hospital, police say

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(KSNT Photo/Katie Garceran)

CORRECTION: This story originally included a witness report that the person hit on a bike was a child. The Topeka Police Department gave an update Wednesday afternoon that the person hit was an adult.

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka police went Tuesday evening to the scene of a crash involving a person on a bike.

Photos sent around 6:55 p.m. show a small bike on the ground at the intersection of Southwest 10th Street and Boswell Avenue, surrounded by officers. The Topeka Police Department said that the person on the bike was an adult, and went to the hospital for treatment. A TPD watch commander told KSNT News that the victim’s injuries were life-threatening.

TPD could not share any details yet on the victim beyond that they had serious injuries. The department did say there is a possibility the rider crashed on their bicycle without another vehicle’s involvement. There is no sign of a vehicle besides the bike in the photos, but Topeka police were seen setting up yellow tape around the fallen bike.

(KSNT Photo/Katie Garceran)

By 7:20 p.m., Topeka police had cleared the area, according to a KSNT reporter at the scene. Anyone with information regarding this incident can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

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December 31 2021 11:59 pm