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Bicyclist hit by delivery truck

February 10, 2005

 Albany -- A woman riding a bicycle in Downtown Albany suffered minor injuries when she was hit by a delivery truck.

About 10:45 49 year old Ruth Hammond was riding her bike in the crosswalk at Washington and Pine Avenue, when a DHL Express delivery truck hit her.

The van was turning right at the corner, when it struck her. Hammond was treated at the scene for cuts and bruises.

She was wearing a helmet. Ron Owens, a long time bicycle dealer in Albany, saw the crash and said that helmet saved her from serious injury. "It's certainly a powerful lesson for anyone riding a bike. Wear your helmet. If not, she certainly would have been severely injured."

The driver of the delivery truck, Jason Weaver, was not charged.

Hammond was riding her bike on the sidewalk and in the cross walk, both of which are illegal. The law says bikes are to be pushed in cross walks.

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