HODGEMAN COUNTY — A New Mexico woman riding in Biking Across Kansas was treated and released at Hodgeman County Health Center Monday after being blown off her bicycle by a semi-tractor trailer.
The woman was riding her bicycle two miles west of Burdett on K-156 when the semi’s turbulence blew her off her bike. She fell in the middle of the road, according to emergency workers. She was transported by ambulance to the Hodgeman County Health Center in Jetmore. She sustained apparent injuries, but was treated and released.
One driver said a semi truck nearly struck their vehicle while the cyclists were in the vicinity.
“A semi truck yesterday going east from Garden City to Jetmore about hit us while we were yielding to the bicyclist,” wrote Audree-Ben Worth on the Hodgeman County sheriff’s Facebook page. “When he blew by us, he never moved over for the upcoming bikers. It was so scary.”
Law enforcement recommends when passing a bicycle, motor vehicles should treat them as if they were cars and give them enough space,
Another biking accident occurred near Hanston, according to Hodgeman County Sheriff Jared Walker. Two bicyclists collided west of Hanston on K-156. The two bikers sustained possible injuries in the collision.