Two bicyclists, including a child, collided with vehicles after running stop signs in two separate incidents this weekend, and one of the riders was flown by medical helicopter to a Knoxville hospital, authorities said.
The first collision occurred at about 5 p.m. Saturday when Thomas M. Trosper, 44, of Oak Ridge, ran a stop sign on Latimer Road and struck the right front side of a 1995 Dodge van driven westbound on North Jefferson Circle, a crash report said.
Trosper was injured by his impact with the road, Oak Ridge Police Department Officer Simon Byrne said in the report. Trosper was taken by ambulance to Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge and then flown by Lifestar helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he was treated and released, the report said.
Cynthia Dana Lawler, the driver of the van, was not injured, and neither was her passenger, Amy L. Nicholson, of Norris.
The second crash happened a day later at about 5:35 p.m. Sunday. An eight-year-old boy riding a bicycle southbound on Mallard Lane failed to stop at the intersection with Maltese Lane and struck the right side of a 2013 GMC Envoy compact utility vehicle driven westbound on Maltese Lane, authorities said. The boy had what were described as “non-incapacitating evident” injuries, but he was not transported to a hospital, according to a crash report by ORPD Sgt. Matthew Tedford.
Larry Van Young, 70, of Oak Ridge, who was driving the compact utility vehicle, was not injured, and neither was his passenger, Barbara Young, 70.