Bicyclist found unresponsive in Akron road

Posted at 7:55 AM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 17:27:42-04

Police are investigating after a bicyclist was found unresponsive on an Akron road Thursday morning. 

Authorities say 57-year-old Mark Whitmire, who is an Akron city employee, was found on Clearview Avenue near Manchester Road.

It's unclear at this time whether he was hit by a car, slid on the roadway or lost control of his bike. 

When paramedics got there, he was unresponsive but still breathing. There were no witnesses.

The man was taken to Akron General Medical Center with serious injuries.

According to Akron Lt. Rick Edwards, the man is an avid bike rider.