FAIRMONT — Investigators with the Fairmont Police Department said a bicycle that was involved in a Wednesday auto-bicycle incident didn’t have proper safety equipment.

Sgt. Wolford with the department said around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Benoni Avenue and Seventh Street in Fairmont, a cyclist hit the passenger side of a Ford Focus.

Wolford said the Focus was driving north on Benoni Avenue near the intersection of Seventh Street and before clearing the intersection a person riding a bicycle struck the front passenger side of the Focus, causing the window to break. He said the person on the bike was going west on Seventh Street.

“The cyclist either wasn’t paying attention or didn’t see the car,” Wolford said. “The car had the right-of-way.”

Wolford said the investigating officer, Patrolman Michael Keeble, reported that the cyclist did not have proper working reflective lights fixed to the bike and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.

Wolford said the cyclist was taken to Fairmont Regional Medical Center by ambulance with possible minor, non-life-threatening injuries.

Wolford said the current condition of the cyclist is unknown.

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