Cyclist hits man distributing flowers, leaflets at Columbus Day Parade
By Tony LaRussa
Pittsburgh's Columbus Day Parade came to a standstill for a few minutes in Bloomfield Saturday morning after a cyclist who was riding along the closed parade route struck an older gentleman, eyewitnesses said.
The man, believed to be in his 70s, had been handing out flowers, and the cyclist was heading outbound riding along Liberty Avenue, the route of the 26th annual parade.
The identity of the older man was not immediately available. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian with a head injury. The bicyclist was being treated at the scene.
Charges will be determined based on the condition of the older man, Pittsburgh police Cmdr. Timothy O'Connor said.
The parade came to a stop while an ambulance came to take the older man to the hospital, said Judge Mark Tranquilli, who was among those walking in the parade.
The older man was unconscious for a few minutes but was revived at the scene, O'Connor said.
This article was written by Channel 11's news exchange partners at TribLIVE.