COLUMBIA — A cyclist was hit by a car at the intersection of College and University avenues on Friday as she attempted to cross College Avenue.
The accident occurred at about 12:50 p.m. as the cyclist crossed from west to east, according to multiple eyewitnesses. The woman was struck by a Nissan Altima traveling from the south.
Four police cars, one ambulance and one fire engine arrived at the scene.
A witness, Cindy Harper, said everything happened right in front of her as she drove west on University Avenue.
“I just came to a stop because of a red light, just as this car hit a girl with a bike," Harper said. "She flew up over the hood and did a somersault over the ground, screaming and rolling.”
The victim was transported in an ambulance from the scene to University Hospital. She was released from the hospital later in the day, confirmed MU Police Department Capt. Brian Weimer.
Weimer said the victim, a student at MU, was at fault in the accident. She was ticketed for attempting to cross the intersection illegally.
Weimer said police will release the victim's name once her family has been notified.