Update: Tyler cyclist struck by wrecker identified
POSTED: Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 9:34am
UPDATED: Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 7:27pm
The bicyclist that was injured last night on Troup Highway has been identified by the Tyler Police Department as Terry Knutson, 70, of Tyler.
As of Thursday, March 8, at 8:20 am, he is listed in critical condition at East Texas Medical Center.
FROM TYLER POLICE DEPARTMENT:
At 8:21pm on March 7, 2012, Tyler 911 dispatch received an emergency call about a traffic accident near the intersection of Troup Hwy. and Shiloh. Information was received that the crash involved a bicyclist and a wrecker.
Officers quickly arrived on scene and observed the bicyclist had obvious life threatening injuries. EMS arrived and transported the 70 year old bicyclist to ETMC. He is in critical condition.
Due to the severity of the bicyclist’s injuries, accident investigators, Major Crimes investigators and crime scene investigators responded to the scene and will investigate this crash.
The name of the bicyclist is being withheld until his relatives can be notified of this incident.
Update: We are told the man was taken to a local hospital in critical condition with bad head injuries.
We're also told he had no pulse at scene but was brought back to life by EMS.
An update: There are conflicting reports as to the condition of the person who was hit by a tow truck in Tyler.
We'll be live from the scene on KETK News at 10.
Tyler Police tell KETK, a man riding his bike on Shiloh and Troup in Tyler was hit by a semi.
It happened around 8:30 PM.
Details are limited at this time.
However, we do know traffic is currently being diverted.
And, a major crimes unit was called to the scene.
We have a crew on the scene.
We'll bring you more information as it becomes available to us.