A bicyclist was in stable condition at the Wexner Medical Center as of Wednesday night after nearly colliding with a car.
A 39-year-old male graduate teaching associate in the College of Public Health at Ohio State was biking on Woody Hayes Drive Tuesday at about 9:30 a.m. when he almost collided with a compact car turning left onto the road. The driver of the car, a 53-year-old female OSU employee, was leaving Blankenship Hall and attempting to turn past two stopped buses when she saw the biker. Both parties slammed on their brakes, and the biker fell forward over his handlebars. No contact was made between the bike and the car, according to a University Police report.
Failure to yield on the part of the car’s driver was listed as a contributing circumstance on the report.
Witnesses helped the biker out of the road to a bench until emergency medical service arrived and transferred him to the Medical Center, the report said.
The biker was in stable condition as of Wednesday at about 10:15 p.m., according to a Medical Center nurse.
The incident was one of six traffic crashes reported on OSU’s campus this week from Oct. 9 to Oct. 16. The other five incidents involved property damage but no reported injuries.
Other incident reports on campus this week included 36 thefts. Five of these incidents were thefts of bicycles.
A 32-year-old male non-affiliate was arrested for attempted theft from the Scarlet Ribbon Gift Shop at the Medical Center Monday. The incident followed the arrest of a 33-year-old man for attempted theft from the same location last month.
There were also five reports of disorderly conduct on campus and five reports of offenses involving underage persons, three of which resulted in arrests, this week.
In the first incident resulting in arrest, a 20-year-old male not affiliated with OSU was arrested at Barrett House Saturday shortly after midnight.
Sunday, a 19-year-old male student was arrested at the Ohio Union at about 2 a.m. A few hours later, at about 4 a.m., an 18-year-old male non-affiliate and an 18-year-old male student were arrested at Siebert Hall.