Po­lice honor 7 who saved cy­clist pinned by ve­hi­cle

Three Austin cops, four civil­ians lifted 3,400pound Nis­san off of her.

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE - By Nolan Hicks nhicks@states­man.com Po­lice

JoJo McKibben was just an­other cy­clist on a ride in the wee hours of June 15. She was in her south­bound lane on La­mar Boule­vard a lit­tle be­fore 1 a.m., wait­ing for her light at West Sixth Street to change, when a black Nis­san Rogue trav­el­ing west on Sixth blew through the in­ter­sec­tion, hit a van, spun out of con­trol and crashed into McKibben, po­lice say.

She was pinned to the ground, her chest be­neath the tire of the Nis­san, blood com­ing from her nose and mouth. The wreck frac­tured bones across her body and badly in­jured her brain. Her lower right leg ended up stuck in the cross­over’s en­gine bay.

Austin in­terim Po­lice Chief Brian Man­ley de­scribed the wreck and McKibben’s in­juries at the be­hest of her fa­ther Wed­nes­day, as he awarded the three of­fi­cers

NOLAN HICKS / AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN

Cy­clist JoJo McKibben thanks Austin po­lice of­fi­cer Na­bil Heath at Wed­nes­day’s event at po­lice head­quar­ters to honor her res­cuers.

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