Bicyclist struck by truck identified

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The bicyclist has been identified as Ruben Bennett, 16 of Topeka.

His injuries are currently believed to be non-life threatening.

Bennett was traveling east on 6th street and the truck was traveling west on 6th.

The truck then tried to turn south on Quincy, striking the bicycle..

The driver of the truck has still not been identified.


A bicyclist was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a pickup Tuesday morning in downtown Topeka.

Police, fire and medical personnel responded just after 10:15 a.m. to a report of someone having been struck by a vehicle at S.E. 6th and Quincy.

The bicyclist, a man, was taken with serious but not life-threatening injuries to a hospital by American Medical Response ambulance, said police Sgt. Byron Endsley.

Endsley said the driver of the pickup was westbound on S.E. 6th and turned left onto S.E. Quincy as the bicyclist, who also had a green light, was traveling through the intersection. The motorist didn’t see the bicyclist and struck him.

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