|Updated: 7/09/2012 7:56 pm
||Published: 7/08/2012 11:17 am
LITTLE ROCK, AR – An Emergency Department resident at UAMS was killed Saturday night when the bike he was riding was hit by a truck at the intersection of Plateau and Pine Streets in Little Rock.
The victim, 30-year-old Jevon Newman of Madison, Wisconsin, was taken into surgery at UAMS after the accident but did not survive, according to the police report.
The driver, 52-year-old William Rush, was driving north on Pine Street through the intersection. Rush tells police he did not have time to avoid the bicyclist, who entered the intersection from Plateau and was hit by the truck.
According to the police report, the bike Newman was riding appeared new and had pedals that require “bike shoes” to lock in. A witness to the accident tells police that Newman was wearing flip-flops and seemed to be having trouble keeping his feet on the pedals and may have been trying to stop when he entered the intersection.
Rush passed a field sobriety test administered by responding police officers. The witness to the accident tells police he didn’t think the truck had enough time to react to the bike.