Spencer man involved in car vs. bike crash

Staff Report

A bicyclist was struck from behind by a car Thursday evening and had to be flown to Cleveland for treatment, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The incident happened at 7:21 p.m. on Rt. 252 in Columbia Township.

State troopers said Bradley Denington, 20, of Spencer, was behind the wheel of an Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight and rear-ended the cyclist, Rodney Harms, 64, of Valley City.

Though he was wearing a helmet, Harms was severely injured when he was thrown from the bike. He was taken first to Southwest Hospital, then flown to MetroHealth Medical Center.

Denington was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

Neither alcohol nor drugs are not believed to have been factors in the crash, which remains under investigation. Troopers said charges are pending.

Staff Report