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Associate coach Greg Schiano involved in vehicular crash with cyclist

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Then-Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano crouches on the field during a time out on Sept.15, 2013, in Tampa, Florida | Courtesy of TNS

Then-Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano crouches on the field during a time out on Sept.15, 2013, in Tampa, Florida | Courtesy of TNS

Early Thursday on the Ohio State campus, OSU football associate head coach Greg Schiano struck a bicyclist with his vehicle. The Columbus Dispatch was the first to report the incident, and it was confirmed to The Lantern by an OSU spokesman.

Chris Davey said in an email that the accident occurred at the intersection of West Lane Avenue and Fred Taylor Drive which resulted in the injury on the bicyclist. According to the report by The Dispatch, the victim was a 26-year-old male who was taken in stable condition to the Wexner Medical Center.

Sgt. Brooke Wilson of the Police Division’s Accident Investigation Unit told The Dispatch that the victim suffered a head injury, but is expected to survive.

University Police, the Columbus Division of Police and the Columbus Division of Fire arrived at the scene of the crash. The incident remains under investigation.

“Our concern is with the young man who was injured and doing everything was can to support him,” Davey said.

Schiano is in his first season as a coach with the Buckeyes. He oversees the defense with co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell.

OSU is on a bye week. The team’s next opponent is on homecoming week against Rutgers on Oct. 1 at noon at Ohio Stadium.

The Lantern will continue to follow this story.

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