Rockwood man struck while riding bike

A Rockwood man was injured Tuesday night when he was struck while riding his bike across North Gateway Avenue.

BBB-TV reports that Robert Young was transported to UT Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the 7:30 pm incident.

Rockwood Police report that Young and a juvenile believed to be his grandson had been crossing the five-lane road on their bikes when the older man was hit by a pickup truck driven by Dan Stevens, also of Rockwood.

The boy was not struck by the pickup and while Young was said to be alert and standing while talking to authorities following the accident, paramedics reported he was a bit disoriented, so they took him to UTMC as a precaution.

No charges will be filed against the driver of the pickup, as investigators determined that he had done everything he could have to avoid striking the cyclist.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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