Atlantic Bicyclist Hurt in Crash


July 27th, 2011 by admin

A bicyclist from Atlantic has been injured when he rode his bike into oncoming traffic near Atlantic City Park on Tuesday evening.

Around 9:15 Tuesday evening, police say a 2003 Ford Focus driven by 33-year-old Michella Bartholomew of Atlantic was stopped at a stop sign 6th street in Atlantic. Bartholomew was attempting to turn left onto Poplar.

Meanwhile a bicycle ridden by 41-year-old Raymond Knutsen of Atlantic failed to stop at the stop sign of 6th and Poplar as he was leaving Atlantic City Park.

Knutsen then struck Bartholomew’s vehicle as she was attempting her turn onto Poplar.

Knutsen was taken by Medivac ambulance to the Cass County Memorial Hospital for unknown injuries. He was cited for failure to have head light.