Police honor 7 who saved cyclist pinned by vehicle
Three Austin cops, four civilians lifted 3,400pound Nissan off of her.
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
Cyclist JoJo McKibben thanks Austin police officer Nabil Heath at Wednesday’s event at police headquarters to honor her rescuers.