Cyclist hit, injured in Porter Twp.

By Paul

    PORTER TWP -  A Kalamazoo woman  with a long history of bicycling, is experienced, and has bicycled in seven different countries over her lifetime, was injured  last Sunday morning, April 9, when she was allegedly struck from behind by a vehicle  while bicycling in Porter Township, according to a press release from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.
    The victim, Janice Shelby, 67,  was bicycling on County Road 354, just south of 72nd Avenue, at approximately 11:30 a.m. when she was struck from behind by a 35-year-old Lawton man, whose name was withheld pending arraignment.
    Shelby, who was transported  to Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, suffered a broken arm, broken hand, lacerations, abrasions, and bruising. She was initially listed  in “stable” condition .
    An investigation reported  Shelby and the man, driving a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina, were both travelling southbound on CR 354, when the accident  occurred.
     Witnesses reported that Shelby was seen travelling southbound near the fog line/shoulder of the roadway when she was hit.
    Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to deputies who said the man appeared to be under the influence of drugs. The man was arrested and transported to the Van Buren County Jail. He faces charges of possession of marijuana and operating a motor vehicle with the presence of drugs.
    Assisting  agencies at the scene included Van Buren Emergency Medical Services, the Lawton Fire Department, Lawton Police Department and Lawton Quick Response Team .


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