One person was airlifted to St. Francis in Topeka following a bicycle versus vehicle accident Monday morning in east Emporia.
Around 9:35 a.m., the Emporia Police Department and EMS were dispatched to 12th Avenue and East Street for the report of an injury accident involving a bicycle.
Emporia Police Department Lisa Sage said in a written statement that, according to witnesses, a bicycle operated by a 21-year-old Emporia woman was northbound on East Street while an SUV driven by a 56-year-old Emporia woman was westbound on East 12th Avenue.
“The witnesses reported the bicycle did not stop at the stop sign at 12th and East and collided into the rear, driver-side door of the SUV,” Sage wrote.
The cyclist was unconscious when first responders arrived on scene. She was transported to Newman Regional Health and the Emporia Police Department was informed LifeSave Helicopter was dispatched to transport the cyclist to an outside hospital.
The cyclist was not wearing a bicycle helmet. The driver of the SUV was not injured.
The Emporia Police Department did not know the condition of the individual involved at press time and, therefore, did not release name information. Once her condition is known and it is known that her family is aware of her condition, that information will be released.
We will update this story with more information as it becomes available at www.emporiagazette.com.