Cyclist Hit by Car Near W&OD Trail
No charges in Wednesday incident because of conflicting eyewitness accounts, police say
Update (Saturday): In an email to Vienna Patch, the cyclist maintains he stopped at the stop sign before crossing the street.
A cyclist was struck by a car around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday where the W&OD Trail crosses Park Street in Vienna.
The cyclist was transported to the hospital with abrasions and an apparent bump on his head, but is in good condition, Vienna Police spokesperson Gary Lose said.
A driver heading northbound on Park Street SE stopped to allow the cyclist, who did not adhere to the stop sign, to cross the street, police said. The cyclist was then struck on the back wheel of the bicycle by a car traveling southbound. Cyclists and pedestrians on the trail have a stop sign before crossing Park Street; drivers do not.
Because of differing eyewitness accounts, the investigation did not yield charges.