First biker injured crossing Hatem
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— Two days after the Hatem Bridge opened for bicycle traffic, a female rider fell, sustaining non- life threatening injuries in an accident that delayed traffic for about 20 minutes.
Cathryn Read Crosby, 47, fell Sunday morning at about 10: 10 a. m. while traveling westbound on the bridge, a Maryland Transportation Authority Police spokesman said.
“No vehicles were involved,” 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green said.
Crosby was transported to Harford Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released.
Robert Gaston, a member of the Trail Spinners, a regional biking group, said Crosby was riding in a group of about 15 cyclists who had slowed down to cross over one of the “finger joints” in the bridge when her front wheel dropped into a space and the sudden stop caused her to fall.
Bikes were allowed on the Hatem Bridge for the first time on Friday morning following a decision by the Maryland Transportation Authority in February.
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