Bicyclist dies after getting hit by a truck in Springdale Saturday
SPRINGDALE — A 52-year-old man died Friday night after a vehicle struck him while he was riding his bicycle, the Springdale Police Department reported Saturday.
The victim has been identified as Jimmy Ray Blakemore of Springdale.
Based on the investigation, it was determined Blakemore was crossing Thompson Street diagonally through the intersection with Backus Avenue on a bicycle when a Dodge Ram pickup struck him. The driver had a green light traveling north on Thompson, police said.
Blakemore was taken to Northwest Medical Center-Springdale where he later died from his injuries.
Springdale Police identified the driver as Shayla Edwards, 37. Edwards was said to not be intoxicated or impaired, according to police.
Police said Saturday no citations or charges are being filed and the accident is still under investigation.