Bay Township: Bicyclist hit by car dies

10:01 AM, Jul 23, 2013   |    comments
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BAY TOWNSHIP -- A bicyclist has died after he was hit by a car early Tuesday morning.

The Sandusky post of the Highway Patrol says the accident happened around 5:55 a.m. on Wilcox Road east of state Route 53 in Ottawa County.

Authorities say 37-year-old Dale Tusen of Port Clinton was riding his Trek Madone bicycle when the 68-year-old driver of a 2012 Chevy Impala failed to maintain an assured clear distance and struck him in the rear.

Tusen was ejected from the bicycle and died from his injuries.

He was wearing a bicycle helmet.

The driver of the Impala was reportedly wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash and sustained no injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

No citation has been issued at this time as authorities continue to gather and analyze evidence.

Authorities say alcohol was not a factor.


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