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Driver and bicyclist injured in crash following medical emergency

Springfield Police said a driver had a seizure and hit a bicyclist before crashing into a tree.

Posted: Jan 6, 2018 10:51 AM
Updated: Jan 6, 2018 10:54 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Springfield Police said a driver suffered a medical emergency on Friday, and hit a bicyclist before crashing into a tree.

Officers said it happened at around 12:45 in the afternoon, near South A and 15th Street. They said the driver had a seizure.

Eugene Springfield Fire extricated the driver from the vehicle and he was taken to a nearby hospital. Police said he was injured, with at least a broken arm.

They said the bicyclist was also taken to the hospital with a broken foot.

Police estimate that the car was going about 40 miles per hour when it hit the bicyclist. Both the driver and bicyclist's injuries are not life threatening. Officers said both are lucky, saying the injuries could have been a lot worse.

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