Lewiston bicyclist suffers head injuries in crash

Posted July 20, 2013, at 5:56 a.m.
Last modified July 21, 2013, at 2:05 p.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — A local man suffered head injuries Friday morning when he crashed his bicycle into a car on Ash Street.

Police said Richard Michael Leet, 53, of Lewiston was rounding a corner at Ash and Blake streets about 9:45 a.m., when he lost control of his bike and crashed into a Toyota Camry. Leet’s head hit a window, police said. When emergency crews arrived, he was conscious but bleeding from the head.

Leet was taken to Central Maine Medical Center where he was treated and then released. Police were continuing to investigate the crash.

The driver of the Camry, 21-year-old Patrick Merritt, of Lewiston, was not hurt.