A bicyclist was rushed to Allegheny General Hospital Tuesday morning after crashing into a car in Carnegie.
According to police, the accident was reported near the intersection of Mary Street and Mansfield Boulevard just before 9 a.m.
“He was weaving in and out of traffic. Witnesses said he went up on the sidewalk and continued west on the sidewalk. Then, all of a sudden, he darted out into traffic. The vehicle tried to get around him, but hit him head-on,” Carnegie interim police Chief Jeffrey Kennedy said.
The driver of the car was visibly shaken up following the accident. However, witnesses told police there was nothing that could have been done to prevent the accident.
“The driver said he tried to avoid him, but he just came right in front of him,” Kennedy said.
Emergency crews at the scene told Channel 11’s Trisha Pittman that the bicyclist’s leg was severed in the accident, and he suffered serious head injuries.
Investigators said they suspect the bicyclist was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. They said they plan to conduct blood tests.
The bicyclist’s name has not been released, but police said they know who he is and added that he was often seen riding his bike around Carnegie and nearby Scott Township.