PIQUA — A Covington man reportedly suffered head trauma following an accident involving a motorized bicycle.
The Piqua police and fire departments responded to a report of an accident involving a bicycle on the 1400 block of Covington Avenue on Sunday afternoon at approximately 2:45 p.m.
It was originally reported as a vehicle striking a bicycle, but officers found that a motorized bicycle that a Covington man, Alan Niesley, 30, was operating had crashed, according to Deputy Chief Jason Preston of the Piqua Police Department. According to Preston, the bicycle involved in the crash had a motor installed on it and something went wrong with the bicycle, causing it to wreck.
“There was no other vehicle involved,” Preston said on Monday.
Niesley was transported by ambulance to the Upper Valley Medical Center due to some serious head trauma and was later transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital.
On Tuesday morning, Niesley was listed as being in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital.
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