Quantcast


Last updated: April 06. 2013 10:22PM - 4799 Views
By Jon O'Connell



Wilkes-Barre emergency responders tend to Christopher Havira, a cyclist who suffered a broken collarbone Saturday when he collided with a moving car downtown.
Wilkes-Barre emergency responders tend to Christopher Havira, a cyclist who suffered a broken collarbone Saturday when he collided with a moving car downtown.
Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

WILKES-BARRE — City emergency responders took a bicyclist away in an ambulance shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday after the rider’s bike collided with a moving car at East Market and Washington streets.


Brian Peters, the driver, sat on a bench nearby with his head in his hands. He said he was moving through a green light when the cyclist came out of nowhere and ran into the side of his Subaru coupe.


“What sucks is I’m a cyclist, too,” Peters said, his hands quivering.


Christopher Havira lay on his back in the middle of the intersection coherent and moving his arms. Workers put the cyclist in a neck brace and loaded him into an ambulance. Police officers put his bicycle in the trunk of a patrol car.


Carl Havira, Christopher’s father, picked up his son’s bicycle at the Wilkes-Barre police headquarters later that day. Havira said his son suffered a broken collarbone and his right leg was swollen, but he had been discharged from the hospital around 5 p.m.


Havira said his son, who is in his 40s, uses only his bicycle for transportation and is a cautious rider.


“He said, ‘Dad, I don’t know what happend. I looked up and (Peters) was beeping the horn at me,’ ” Havira said.


Comments
comments powered by Disqus



Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute



Gas Prices

Wilkes-Barre Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com