A bicyclist received minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle on U.S. 31. He was able to get back on his bike and ride away.
The bicyclist, Charles E. Moser, 61, of Whiteland, was riding south on the shoulder of the highway shortly before 6 p.m. Monday. As he was crossing Lancer Drive, a vehicle struck him, knocking him off his bike, according to a Franklin Police Department report.
The driver, Mary A. Childs, 79, of Whiteland, thought the way was clear and began to drive onto U.S. 31 from the stop sign. Moser appeared in front of her, and she didn’t see him in time to stop, according to the report.
Childs’ vehicle hit Moser’s bicycle on the right side, and he fell to the pavement.
Moser said Childs’ car ran over his left leg, according to his statement in the report. He was checked by medics at the scene and refused to be taken to the hospital, the report said.
After speaking with police, Moser rode away on U.S. 31, the report said.