NORTH PLATTE, Neb. UPDATE 6/9/19 8:51 p.m.:
Police responded to a call of a pedestrian struck at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday evening at the corner of Phillip Ave. and Prospect Dr.
Bike after getting struck at the intersection of Philip Ave. and Prospect in North Platte, NE. (Source: KNOP-TV/Patrick Johnstone)
Upon arriving, the driver of a semi told police his semi tractor was hit by a bicyclist. The driver advised police that he did not see the bicyclist, who was riding eastbound on the south sidewalk of East Phillip Ave. The driver also advised police that the bicyclist was wearing dark colored clothing with no reflective material, the bicycle was dark in color as well.
Police report that the bicyclist appeared to have been listening to a pair of headphones which were attached to his phone, and music was actively playing out of the headphones at the scene.
The bicyclist was transported to Great Plains Health, where he was treated for severe injuries, and was later transported to a hospital in Lincoln.
A blood test revealed the bicyclist had a blood alcohol level of .260.
***ORIGINAL STORY 6/9/19 1:32 p.m.***
A pedestrian was struck by a semi on Saturday night around 11:30 p.m.
The semi was making a left turn off of Philip Ave. onto Prospect in North Platte and struck a pedestrian on a bicycle.
The North Platte Police Department said they are still investigating the details but it appeared the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing.
The person with the bike was taken to Great Plains Health to be evaluated. Police were not able to give details as to the person's injuries but said he was conscious and breathing.
With the wet and dark conditions police are advising everyone to be extra careful on the roadways.