Bicyclist participating in multiple sclerosis ride in Medina County struck by car

Posted at 11:37 AM, Aug 05, 2017

A bicyclist was seriously injured early Saturday morning after she was hit by a car, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Medina Post.

The 22-year-old cyclist and resident of Northfield was traveling westbound on Grafton Road about one mile east of State Route 252 when an unknown black car also heading westbound crossed over the center line and passed the bicycle. 

A 2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by a 57-year-old Columbia Station resident was heading eastbound swerved to the right to avoid the black car when the driver overcorrected and lost control, hitting the cyclist, utility pole and a nearby parked car, troopers said.

The cyclist was flown to MetroHealth by helicopter in serious condition. The driver of the Impala was transported by Brunswick Hills EMS to Southwest General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

An independent witness said the driver of the black car did not stop when the crash occurred and continued driving down Grafton Road.

Witnesses at the scene said the bicyclist was one of many riders participating in the Bike MS: Buckeye Breakaway 2017 event to help fight multiple sclerosis.

This is a developing story.