First biker in­jured cross­ing Hatem

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By CH­ERYL MATTIX

cmat­tix@ ce­cil­whig. com

— 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.

PERRYVILLE

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY CH­ERYL MATTIX

County Di­rec­tor of An­i­mal Ser­vices Abigail Bingham opens the new cen­ter Fri­day in Ch­e­sa­peake City.

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