LINCOLN, NE – A bicyclist was hospitalized after being struck by a city public transit bus in Lincoln Wednesday.
According to KOLN, police said a Star Tran bus was making a left turn when it hit the male cyclist at the intersection of South 11th Street and G Street.
The bus driver said he did not see the bicyclist, who was using the designated bike lane at the time.
The bicyclist and a passenger on the bus were treated at Bryan Health and released. The driver was cited for failure to yield.
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