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.