LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A young man is recovering after he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle.
Lafayette police said it all happened around 7:10 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of N. 13th and Greenbush Streets. Officer Matt Gard said Josh McCaw, 19, rode his bike onto N. 13th Street in front of a car driven by Brittany Braun. McCaw was transported to Franciscan St. Elizabeth East.
Gard said McCaw was at fault in the crash. He said officers depend on witnesses to get a better idea of what happened.
"Any time we have a crash like this we go out and we try to find information from witnesses that were there that can corroborate the facts, aside from the driver and the victim," said Ofc. Gard.
"I saw that the man was really bloody and the ambulance had to cover him up. The driver was shaky -- nervous," said eyewitness Selena Masterson.
Gard said Braun was taken to the hospital by officers for a blood test. He said drugs or alcohol do not seem to be factors, but it's standard protocol for a crash involving serious injuries.
On the city's south side, two people were transported to the hospital after a driver fails to yield another vehicle.
Lafayette police said it happened around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Old Romney Road and West 300 South. Officers said the driver of an SUV turning left onto 300 South did not yield to the car.
Both drivers in both vehicles were transported to Franciscan St. Elizabeth East. The SUV driver had complaints of neck pain and the driver of the car had wrist pain.
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