Goshen bicyclist, 49, critically injured after being struck by vehicle

A Goshen man is in critical condition after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, in the 11000 block of Pierce Road in Madison Township, according to the St. Joseph County Police Department.

A Jeep driven by a 30-year-old woman was traveling westbound on Pierce Road and collided with the back of a bicycle, police stated.

Evidence at the scene of the crash indicated that the 49-year-old bcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time, but the helmet came off after he was struck.

The victim was airlifted to the hospital with a serious head injury.

The driver of the Jeep was not hurt and is cooperating with investigators.

Alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors.

The Fatal Alcohol Crash Team continues to investigate the cause of the crash.

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