Yesterday morning at ~7:30, a UNT van on W. Oak collided with a cyclist near the Ponder St intersection. David Gonzalez, a UNT teaching fellow, was riding behind the van when the van driver passed his intended turn and reversed backwards into David. David was knocked off his bicycle and sustained minor facial abrasion and bicycle damage, and he didn’t require emergency medical attention. A UNT police report was filed, and photos of the damage and injury were taken. We’re happy to note that David contacted the police, so the accident becomes a true statistic, which is incredibly valuable since so many bicycle accidents go unreported. For reference, here’s a post that describes what to do after getting hit. We’re also very, very glad the van didn’t reverse backwards any further, in which case it may have actually run over David after knocking him down.
UNT van hits cyclist on Oak St