A bicyclist was critically injured Tuesday morning after being hit by a pickup truck in Howell.
Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched at approximately 11:26 a.m. to the intersection of N. Michigan Avenue and E. Highland Road for a vehicle versus a bicyclist injury crash.
A preliminary investigation indicated that a 65-year-old Howell woman was riding a bicycle while traveling east across Michigan Avenue’s crosswalk. Meanwhile, a 2004 Dodge Ram being operated by a 76-year-old Howell resident was traveling north on Michigan Avenue when he turned east onto E. Highland Road and struck the bicyclist in the crosswalk.
The bicyclist was transported to St. Joseph Ann Arbor Hospital by Livingston County EMS in critical condition. The Dodge Ram driver, who was uninjured, was wearing his seatbelt while the bicyclist was wearing her helmet at the time of the crash.
Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor in the crash. The roadway was blocked for approximately an hour and a half for the investigation and clean up.
Deputies were assisted on scene by Michigan State Police, Howell City Police Department, Howell Area Fire Department, and Livingston County EMS.
This incident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Bureau.